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Re: du bug
Re: du bug
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 23:23:56 -0700
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Eric Blake wrote:
> [please keep replies on the list, so that others may chime in]
> According to Robin McAdam on 3/21/2009 7:26 PM:
>>> That warning was in place to warn of a future change in behavior. The
>>> change has now been completed, and you will not get that warning in
>>> coreutils 7.1. But if I guessed wrong, then you will have to be more
>>> explicit on how what you posted shows a bug (that is, give us more
>>> on what actually happened vs. what you expected to happen).
>> Documents\ and\ Settings/
>> is reported as both 1.5G and 4.5G
> Thanks for calling attention to that. From your original report,
> address@hidden:/mnt/160G-1$ du -s --si * Documents\ and\ Settings/
> 4.5G Documents and Settings
> 1.5G Documents and Settings/
> I can explain why it is listed twice - you listed it twice on the command
> line (once via * without a trailing slash, and once and via explicit
> naming with the slash). But I'm not sure why the two values are coming
> back differently. Maybe an experiment on a smaller directory is in order?
> Maybe someone else can point to something to look at?
It's a small thing, and may be just a red herring, but I'd be curious
whether there's a difference in reported size for with and without a
trailing slash; since he explicitly gave it with a slash, and the *
would've given it without (as seen above), it might be interesting to
see if there are different results between those two.
Micah J. Cowan
Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer.
Maintainer of GNU Wget and GNU Teseq
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- du bug, Robin McAdam, 2009/03/21