[oclug] du filtering
willy at debian.org
Sun Nov 16 12:27:03 EST 2003
On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 11:55:02AM -0500, Robert Echlin wrote:
> There were some difference in the file systems of the machines.
> The "." and ".." entries were occasionally different.
Yes. ext2/ext3 don't compress directories. So you can easily get
fragmented directories that will shrink when you copy them. Here..
touch `seq 1000 9999`
rm `seq 1001 9998`
ls -ld foo
There, a nice 110k dirctory that will shrink to 4k if you copy its
contents to somewhere else.
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