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Re: du confusion



On Thu, 23 Feb 2006 14:40:39 GMT, Joe Orton said:

> That would be really evil, du is *supposed* to report disk usage not 
> file sizes.  It's always been true that disk usage and file size can 
> diverge, that's why du and ls are separate tools.

'du' doesn't report on the space used by the inode either - and on many
filesystems with many small files, the inode is a significant chunk of
the used space....

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