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Re: bug in the command "du"

From: Philip Rowlands
Subject: Re: bug in the command "du"
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:47:50 +0000 (GMT)

On Mon, 18 Feb 2008, Jochen Röder wrote:

i've found a bug in the command "du"

When i list recursivly directories and i only want to see the binary count of all files. I become a wrong result. The command e.g. "du -ab" add the bytes from "." in every directory to the result.

This is not a bug. -a is documented to include "all files, not just directories"; its purpose is not to alter the reported totals, but to show more detail by including an output line for every "file" i.e. directory entry, which can be a regular file, directory, symlink etc.

Or did you have a parameterset to list the bytes only of the files?

Assuming you mean only regular files, there is no option to restrict du's output in this way.


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