[CentOS] accurate file size

Peter Kjellstrom cap at nsc.liu.se
Mon Oct 15 05:42:50 UTC 2007


On Sunday 14 October 2007, centos at unixplanet.biz wrote:
> Hello
>
> I was copying some files from one server to other,
> that I relized the total file size ( sum of all files )
> in one server is a bit more than the one that copied from
> ( about 6 when I do du -s )

No one has yet to say this straight out. "du -s" does _not_ show the sum of 
filesizes. As the name implies (DiskUsage) shows the amount of disk space 
needed to store the file (which is typically the filesize + some small 
amount).

/Peter
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