Often I am surprised by my disk getting stuffed, and wonder if there's a nice utility to report all files/dirs that occupy more than a given amount of space. I hope duplicates are removed as well, so for example (say the par is 50GB)

60GB .. ~/Dropbox
59GB .. ~/Dropbox/bigfile

Then only the later should be shown. This way, I can immediately target where the problem is.

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you can use find

specifically the -size option

something like:

find <path_to_directory> -type f -size +50M

This would only target files (-type f) that are larger than 50 MB (-size +50M) in the directory of your choice (<path_to_directory>)


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