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Re: du Bug?

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: du Bug?
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 10:50:10 -0600
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ice wrote:
> I have a cuestion. Why en HPUX system when you type a du over an
> empty directory you receive a zero size directory and when you do
> over a Linux system you receive 4 kB for each directory.
> If you test it over a directory with many subdirectory you may be wrong.

Can you provide a small example?  Please provide the version of du and
the system as well.

  du --version
  uname -a

Note that du reports what the operating system reports is the amount
of disk space used by the system.  If the directory is empty then it
very well might not be using any disk blocks at all.


P.S. The current bug reporting address is bug-coreutils and I have
updated the headers on this message accordingly.  You must have gotten
that old bug-fileutils address from an older version of the program.
This might indicate that you have a good update pending.

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