Saturday, January 27, 2007

Disk Usage By User

In shared unix filesystems, like /tmp, it is often useful to find who is using the most disk space.

du -sk *
will find large files,
find . -user mc -type f -exec du -k {} \; | awk '{ s = s+$1 } END { print "Total used: ",s }'
will show which user is consuming the most space.

IBM has an article describing this combination of find, du, and awk.

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