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[Pan-users] Re: Aaarrrgghhh! Whahoppena Terminal??

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-users] Re: Aaarrrgghhh! Whahoppena Terminal??
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2009 01:33:54 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.133 (House of Butterflies)

Beartooth <address@hidden> posted
address@hidden, excerpted below, on  Fri, 06 Mar 2009
21:32:31 +0000:

> address@hidden ~]$ ls -l /home/btth/bin
> total 4
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 btth btth 143 2009-03-06 13:26 [1]+  Done 
>          mailto:address@hidden address@hidden ~]$
>       Note that "total 4" -- if I go to a bare desktop, open btth's
> home directory, and then bin, I see only the one file.

The "total 4" bit isn't really useful to us.  It's the total number of 
blocks the files in that directory take up.  It would be a bit more 
useful if it were the total number of files, which is what it looks like, 
but no, it's the total number of filesystem blocks.  Thus the number can 
be huge if you have just one big file, or small as the number of files 
(possibly smaller in some cases).

The [1]+ line looks as if you (either do now or did and it became a file, 
somehow) have a background process running in the same terminal, that 
process being the address@hidden test...  The others are doing better than I 
walking you thru it, so I'll stop with that and let them explain where to 
go from there.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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