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Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 19:17:54 +0300 (IDT)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: Hans-Bernhard Broeker <broeker AT physik DOT rwth-aachen DOT de>
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Subject: Re: Filetree disk size
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On Wed, 12 Jul 2000, Hans-Bernhard Broeker wrote:

> > It's a simple change, and is a useful feature to have.  `du' expects the 
> > library to return the block size, and if it does not, falls back to some 
> > simple-minded default.  
> 
> What library? What 'block size' does it read from it?

See the definition of the macro ST_NBLOCKS on src/system.h in the 
Fileutils distribution.

> According to the fileutils 4.0 docs I consulted, du only uses block size
> for displaying, not for measuring the file length.

IANL, but the code disagrees, or so it seems: the size of each file is 
run through ST_NBLOCKS.

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