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Re: finding directories with many files in a file system

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: finding directories with many files in a file system
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:49:48 +0100
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On 07/22/2013 10:43 AM, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
> On 07/19/2013 01:11 AM, Philip Rowlands wrote:
>> This gives the non-cumulative total per directory:
>> $ find . -xdev -printf '%h\n' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n
>> but doesn't handle hard links. You could use -printf '%h %i\n' and 
>> post-process the duplicate inodes (no per-file stat since find v4.5.4).
> Thanks.
> I had a look into src/du.c and adding such an --inodes option
> was pretty easy, see attached patch.
> Comments?
> P.S. I must admit that the (unusual) corner case of listing the
> inodes usage of the working directory when it is deleted is not Zero:
>   $ d=$(pwd)/d ; mkdir $d; cd $d; rmdir $d
>   $  stat -c "%h %n" .
>   0 .
>   $ du --ino .
>   1   .
> Have a nice day,
> Berny

This patch is simple and probably makes sense as a complement to df -i.
Why not support --threshold BTW?
Could --threshold be an inode count rather than byte count with --inodes?


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