Re: How to get "du -sk *" to work sensibly

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Chris G wrote:
On Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 03:56:06PM +0530, Arun Vatsil wrote:
   but   "du   -xk   --max-depth=1   /"  will  not  include  a  file  say
   "/home/user1/movies/virumandi.avi"  in  its  calculation  of  the disk
   usage of / . Is that ok?
Yes, it *does* include the space consumed by that file.  Don't ask me
what the logic is here but the --max-depth=x option doesn't mean
man du
"du -s" is like "du  --max-depth=1"

ignore all space consumed by files below that depth.



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