Find large files on Mac OSX

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

The following terminal command is great for finding those large, hidden files on your hard drive:

cd / && sudo find . -size +1024k -ls

Substitute 1024 with a size you consider big for a file (in kilobytes). In the example, the command sequence will find all files over a megabyte in size.

One Response to “Find large files on Mac OSX”

  1. Simon Charette says:

    you can run `sudo find / -size +1024k -ls` to avoid cd.

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