[CentOS] Re: differnt results between df and ls
amyagi at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 18:17:59 UTC 2007
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
>> any ideas ?
> 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.
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