/var/log/lastlog, du and ls Do Not Agree
chiodr at kscems.ksc.nasa.gov
Tue Jun 8 13:16:50 UTC 2004
On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 08:34, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 07:43:42 -0400, Bob Chiodini wrote:
> > I was testing UDF on CDRW yesterday and noticed that du and ls do not
> > agree on the size of /var/log/lastlog. This is an ext3 file system.
> > # du -s /var/log/lastlog
> > 52 /var/log/lastlog
> > # ls -l /var/log/lastlog
> > -r-------- 1 root root 19136220 Jun 8 06:32 /var/log/lastlog
> Sort of a Linux related FAQ. A hint to get you on the right track:
> cp --sparse=never /var/log/lastlog /var/tmp
> du -h /var/tmp/lastlog
Thanks. Also, man du indicates a --apparent-size option which will
generate correct feedback for /var/log/lastlog. This option is new
Which is correct, as to actual file system utilization?
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