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Scripting: Finding Large Files with biggest.sh

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Find the disk hogs on your system...
Biggest.sh searches a given file system and lists the biggest files it finds in size order biggest first displaying up to 500 lines of output. Five hundred lines of output may be a bit much, but biggest comes with a suite of options, one of which (-l) allows you to specify precisely how many lines you want returned. We do exactly that with our monitoring software. When a file system reaches alert level, we have the monitoring program call biggest.sh like this: biggest.sh -l 10 /usr. This returns the ten "biggest" files in /usr.
[Update: 18 April, 2005: A bug fix to biggest.sh is here. -Ed.]
 read more | mail this link | score:6901 | -Ray, April 12, 2005 (Updated: April 18, 2005)
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