Author Topic: What is the command for finding the highest memory occupied file in Linux?  (Read 460 times)

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du –ah / | sort –n –r | head –n 1

du – estimate file space usage
-a – write counts for all files, not just directories
-h – print sizes in human readable format (eg. 1K 234M 2G)

sort – sort lines of text files
-n – compare according to string numerical value
-r – reverse the result of comparisons

head – output the first part of files
-n – number of lines