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Re: du confusion



On Thursday 23 February 2006 12:01pm, Joe Orton wrote:
> 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.

Ah, you are correct; I was forgetting about them.
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