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There are times I'm over or near my quota on my shared hosting service. It can often be a chore to track down where large files are. I once found a 500mb zip file in a deeply nested directory.

I'm looking for a Linux command, where I can see how much space each directory and nested subdirectories (in the directory tree) are using, sorted in order of disc space use.

I'm unable to get the results I need with variants of the df and du commands. Thanks

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Try something like:

du -s * | sort -n
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  • worked! found a giant log.txt file. Baffled where this came from – user2398188 May 27 '13 at 22:59
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Check out ncdu. Interactive disk space viewer.

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