[CentOS] Re: differnt results between df and ls

Mark Hull-Richter mhullrich at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 18:30:11 UTC 2007


On 3/29/07, Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:07:36 -0700, Mark Hull-Richter wrote:
>
> > On 3/29/07, Tom Brown <tom at ng23.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> this is more than likely a general linux question but on a CentOS4 box
> >> whats going on here?
> >>
> >> # ls -al foo.txt
> >> -r--r--r--  1 xxx xxx 1373149856 Mar 28 04:34 foo.txt
> >>
> >> # du -sh foo.txt
> >> 808M    foo.txt
> > Well, this is definitely NOT a general Linux question unless you can
> show
> > it happens on other Linux platforms.
>
> Sparse files are not unique to Linux.  They exist in NTFS and others.
> They are not OS dependent but rather applications create them. I bet you
> have such files on your system. Look at /var/log/lastlog for example.


Oh, right.  (sheepish :-)

My lastlog is ls -l at 146584 but du's at 36K.

(sigh)

mhr
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