With rsync --link-dest, how can you tell how much space is actually used?

Eric Shubert ejs at shubes.net
Sat Oct 22 22:05:35 MDT 2011

I've read the man page:
-s, --summarize
               display only a total for each argument

Leaves a bit to interpretation, I think.

Could go either way, no? After all, the name says:
du - estimate file space usage

I guess du estimates better than I assumed.
Thanks for setting me straight Kevin. :)
-Eric 'shubes'

On 10/22/2011 08:51 PM, Kevin Korb wrote:
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> The man page says so.  My experience doesn't disagree.  I am satisfied.
> On 10/22/11 23:49, Eric Shubert wrote:
>> How sure are you of that? I guess I assumed that -s would simply
>> summarize the total for each directory entry. Should probably do a test
>> to see if that's indeed true or not.
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