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Re: du confusion



On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 09:22:29AM -0700, Lamont R. Peterson wrote:
> > du is *supposed* to report disk usage not 
> > file sizes.
> 
> I think you have that backwards.  du shows the total of file sizes.
> 
> Also, how does --apparent-size create an *inaccurate* picture here?  I think 
> you've got that backwards, too.

You're forgetting about sparse files, I think.

joe


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