With rsync --link-dest, how can you tell how much space is actually used?
ejs at shubes.net
Sun Oct 23 00:03:23 MDT 2011
Thanks Fredrick. That certainly clarifies the matter.
Now if I could only remember to use info once in a while.
Oh yeah, the navigation. ;)
(coming from a long time vi user)
On 10/22/2011 10:41 PM, 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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