Linux Interview Questions: - What is the command for finding the highest memory occupied file in Linux?


# du –ah / | sort –n –r | head –n 1

Option Explanations :- 
  • 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




 
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