How do I find large files on the command line under Linux?
With the command “find” not only files can be found by their name, but also by other characteristics:
# Find all ".jpg" files larger than 1 megabyte find ./foldername -name "*.jpg" -size +1M
This command finds all files in a directory and its subdirectories, which are are larger than 1 megabyte.
How can I resize large image files?
Most Linux systems have ImageMagick already installed. If not,
sudo apt install imagemagick
will install it (if we have a system with apt support). The following command resizes a file to a maximum edge length (1200px in the example):
convert -resize "1200>" test.jpg
Combining both results in:
find ./foldername -name "*.jpg" -size +1M | xargs convert -resize "1200>"