du bug, wrong sizes reported.

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@hotmail.com
Mon Jan 26 04:56:00 GMT 1998

>Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 15:53:58 +1100
>From: Fergus Henderson <fjh@cs.mu.OZ.AU>
>To: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd@hotmail.com>
>Cc: gnu-win32@cygnus.com
>Subject: Re: du bug, wrong sizes reported.
>On 25-Jan-1998, Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Fergus Henderson <fjh@cs.mu.OZ.AU>:
>> >
>> >On 23-Jan-1998, Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> >> 
>> >> "Bruce N. Hunsaker" <bruceh@ns1.ieighty.net>:
>> >> >
>> >> >du reports sizes in 2k blocks.  It should report sizes using
>> >> >a block size of 1k.
>> >
>> >> No.  The default block size should be 512 bytes.
>> >
>> >Why?
>> du --help
>> type this command to get the answer.
>According to `man du' on Linux (corrsponding to GNU fileutils 3.12),
>it should report sizes using a block size of 1k, unless the environment
>variable POSIXLY_CORRECT is set, in which case the default block size
>should be 512 bytes.

OK. I just took a look at the fileutils.info file and it says the same 
thing.  However, du --help doesn't really say, other than inferences 
with the descriptions of the -k and -m switches.  And, when I looked at 
du on AIX UNIX it reported 512k blocks and no POSIXLY_CORRECT 
environment variable.

>Fergus Henderson <fjh@cs.mu.oz.au>   |  "I have always known that the 
>WWW: < http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/~fjh >   |  of excellence is a lethal 
>PGP: finger fjh@         |     -- the last words of T. S. 

Thanks, Fergus, for setting me straight.

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