How to find files in a directory that are larger than certain size?

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I have many files under a directory. How to find those files under the directory that are larger than certain size, say 500MB?

Find the files that are larger than 500MB in the current directory (./):

find ./ -size +500M

Prints our more information about these files:

find ./ -size +500M -exec ls -lh {} ;

Or, more conveniently, sort these results by file sizes:

(find ./ -size +100M -exec ls -lh {} ;) | sort -rh

very good answer. Thank you

Eric Ma

Eric is a systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.

One comment

  1. Thanks!
    This works for me. “find ./ -size +500M” but in this I want do display with file size of all the outputs “du -sh”

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