Show the biggest files in the file system

Show the biggest files with their size in the file system or in a certain folder.

The 10 biggest files in the whole file system:

sudo du -a / | sort -n -r | head -n 10

The last number (-n 10) sets how many of the biggest files should be shown.


The 10 bigges files in a certain folder:

sudo du -a /home/ | sort -n -r | head -n 10

Here the home folder as an example.

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