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app flf

Find largest files in directory trees

1 unstable release

Uses new Rust 2021

0.1.0 May 4, 2022

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Find largest files in directory trees

flf is a simple to use program to find the largest files in one or more directory trees.

flf, by default, shows the 10 largest files in the specified directory tree(s). If for a certain size there exists multiple files then the output would show more than 10 files.

Important: fzf doesn't check if files with the same size are hardlinks.

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Getting help information

Run flf --help to get help.

flf 0.1.0
Manfred Lotz <manfred.lotz@posteo.de>
Find largest files in directory trees.

    flf [OPTIONS] [DIRS]...

    <DIRS>...    Specify directories to check for largest files

    -G                                       Show sizes in powers of ten
        --generate-completion <GENERATOR>    [possible values: bash, elvish, fish, powershell, zsh]
    -h, --help                               Print help information
    -n <NUMFILES>                            Number of files to display [default: 10]
        --skip-hidden                        Skip hidden files and directories
    -V, --version                            Print version information
    -X                                       Don't descend into other file systems

Find largest files


flf /usr/share/man

flf $HOME/Downloads $HOME/Documents
flf -n 5 /usr/share/man                                                                                 10:49:38
TOP5 Finding the 5 largest files in given directories
 319.80 KiB /usr/share/man/man1/ffplay-all.1.gz
 322.55 KiB /usr/share/man/man1/ffprobe-all.1.gz
 328.10 KiB /usr/share/man/man1/x86_64-linux-gnu-g++-9.1.gz
 360.00 KiB /usr/share/man/man1/x86_64-linux-gnu-g++-11.1.gz
 409.48 KiB /usr/share/man/man1/ffmpeg-all.1.gz

Show a specific number of largest files


flf -n 5 /usr/share/man

Don't descend into other file systems


flf -X /data/docs

Install completion for your shell

Example for fish:

flf --generate-completion fish > ~/.config/fish/completions/flf.fish


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