How to list the biggest files in a folder - Noob vs. Pro

AI Noob Answer:

"use "find" on Linux and MacOS:

find /path/to/directory -type f -exec du -h {} + | sort -rh | head -n 10   ... how intuitive.

The "-type f" option tells find to for files, not dirs. "-exec" tells to run the command "du -h" on each file. The "du -h" command ... blabla ...

On Windows, you can use "forfiles":

forfiles /S /M *.* /C "cmd /c echo @file @fsize" /O:D /X     ... bullshit. this command produces an error "invalid option /O:D"!

Is that helpful? Not really.

It's as stupid as: "Build a robot and train his AI to type DIR /OD for every folder and subfolder, rememember the biggest files therein, then think of the overall biggest files and write it into a file. Should only take five years."


Pro Answer:

Forget the above junk, download the free open source SFK for any system and type:

sfk big mydir

Done. Example output:

5572 mydir\foo3.txt
5658 mydir\foo1.txt
12905 mydir\media\logo.png

Read the full syntax here.

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