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Re: sizes with du.exe (fileutils 4.0-3)

"(Jerry Heyman)" wrote:
> Howdy,
> I'm new to the list, and have the following situation:
> . Product version of the Cgynus Toolkit is installed.
> . We noticed a problem with the du executable from fileutils 3.16
>   returning negative numbers on files > 2G
> . Downloaded the fileutils-4.0 from and built them
>   results were better but only seemed to report half the actual value
> . Searched the Cygwin e-mail archives and found a fix for sizing problem
>   in fileutils-4.0-3.
> . Downloaded the source fileutils-4.0-3 from
>   results were much better, but the following is still occurring
> $ ls -l du.exe
> -rwxrwxrwx   1 administ Administ   443705 Apr 13 13:55  du.exe
> du (3.16):
> $ du -b du.exe
> 443705  du.exe

This is the correct size in bytes for the 3.16 version.

> du (4.0):
> $ ./du -b du.exe
> 222208  du.exe

This is 1/2 the size in bytes for the 4.0 version.

> du (4.0-3):
> $ ./du403 -b du.exe
> 444416  du.exe

This is the correct size in bytes for the 4.0-3 version.

> Do I need a newer version of the Cygwin1.dll to get the same answer
> on the number of bytes as I get from the 3.16 version??

No, you would need version 3.16 of du.exe to get the same number of


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