How can I sort a list using a human-readable file-size sort, numerical sort that takes size identifier (G,M,K) into account? Can I sort "
du -sh" output for example?
Problem: Consider the problem of listing files/folders and sorting them by their size. You can achieve that by running:
du -s * | sort -n
This lists the files/folders sorted by their sizes. However the printed size value is in bytes (or megabytes, or gigabytes if you choose).
It would be desirable to be able to sort based on the human-readable values, so I can run something analogous to
du -sh * | <human-readable file sort>
And have 1.5GB folder shows up after 2.0M.