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Old 05-02-2008, 04:15 AM   #1
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Question Searching Big file

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How we can search for big file in a given directory

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Use the find command to find all files above a certain size:

find <directory> -maxdepth 1 -size +100M

The -maxdepth 1 option will prevent recursively transversing subdirectories. I don't know if you want to do that, but if there is a subdirectory with a large number of files and subdirectories, this can save considerable time if they aren't of interest.

Also read the "man file" manpage. The "info file" manual has a number of examples for more esoteric uses such as finding suid files or formating the output.
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You can use find using -size parameter. Details in man find


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