When administering Linux systems I often find myself struggling to track down the culprit after a partition goes full. I normally use
du / | sort -nr but on a large filesystem this takes a long time before any results are returned.
Also, this is usually successful in highlighting the worst offender but I've often found myself resorting to
du without the
in more subtle cases and then had to trawl through the output.
I'd prefer a command line solution which relies on standard Linux commands since I have to administer quite a few systems and installing new software is a hassle (especially when out of disk space!)