Command line tools for data analysis in Linux

6 min read So you’ve landed on some data you want to analyze ? The Linux terminal can be faster, more powerful, and more easily scriptable. So let’s try out a few of the many simple open source tools for data analysis and see how they work. head and tail First, let’s get started by getting a handle on the file. What’s in it? What does its format look like? You can use the cat command to display a file in the terminal, but that’s not going to do us much good if you’re working with files more than a few dozen lines. Enter head and tail. Both…

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How Do I Find The Largest Top 10 Files and Directories On a Linux ?

2 min read How do I find the largest top files and directories on a Linux or Unix-like operating systems? Sometimes it is necessary to know what file(s) or directories are eating up all your disk space. Further, it may be required to find out it at the particular directory location on filesystem such as /tmp/ or /var/ or /home/. This guide will help you to use Unix and Linux command for finding the largest or biggest the files or directories on filesystem. There is no simple command available to find out the largest files/directories on a Linux/UNIX/BSD filesystem. However, combination of following…