du (was Re: octal dump)
On 11/22/08 06:14, Girish Kulkarni wrote:
Thanks for the replies Ron, Mike and others. I guess I understand use
of od now (although that du puzzle is still with me).
From the top of the man page DESCRIPTION:
"Summarize disk usage of each FILE, recursively for directories."
The 2nd argument:
print apparent sizes, rather than disk usage; although
the apparent size is usually smaller, it may be larger
due to holes in (`sparse') files, internal fragmenta-
tion, indirect blocks, and the like
What about that puzzles you?
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
If you don't agree with me, you are worse than Hitler!!!