Find large files on Linux

In the last few decades the disks inside our PCs have gotten more and more spacious; for example now is starting to be common to have multiple terabytes. But still it doesn’t mean that they can hold infinite data. If  your disk is getting full, you can find large files on Linux easily.

The following procedure to find large files on Linux rely on the terminal, as we are going to use the commands du (which stands for Disk Usage), sort (the name is self-explanatory) and head (showing only the first X results, 10 by default), so open it.

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How to mount ISO files in any OS

Have you got an ISO file and you want to access the files inside, but your computer do not have a CD burner to write it on a CD/DVD to then read it? Fortunately you can easily mount ISO files in any latest operating systems with very simple commands and without the need dedicated programs and complex procedures.

Mounted ISO files are like a “virtual CD drive” which behaves exactly as if you inserted a CD/DVD into a CD drive, but with a couple of differences:

  • As a pro point since the ISO files reside on your hard drive or SSD, the read speed of the files inside will be faster than a physical CD;
  • As a con point, the ISO file will not be available outside of your operating system (so, for example, you can not boot the PC from it).

 

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