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

Kevin Korb kmk at sanitarium.net
Sat Oct 22 23:46:41 MDT 2011

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Yes, I am aware of info pages.  The problem is that reading them is more
inconvenient than reverse engineering the behavior of the program.
Luckily we have Google to present actual information in a readable format.

On 10/23/11 01:41, Frederick Grose wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 12:14 AM, Kevin Korb <kmk at sanitarium.net
> <mailto:kmk at sanitarium.net>> wrote:
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>     Well, I just looked at 'man du' and you are right about it.  I could
>     swear that it used to say something more useful about the subject but I
>     couldn't quote it. 
> info du
>    "If two or more hard links point to the same file, only one of the
> hard links is counted.  The FILE argument order affects which links are
> counted, and changing the argument order may change the numbers that
> `du' outputs."
>      In general the man pages for GNU tools suck.
>     On 10/23/11 00:05, Eric Shubert wrote:
>     > 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. :)

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