strange output with du


Login or Register for Dates, Times and to Reply

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users strange output with du
# 1  
strange output with du

Can someone please explain why I get two outputs with the du command? The first one gave me one. I also didn't ask for the second directory so why did it give that directory?

Code:
$ du -h "/media/Part 1/Desktop/playlist"
775M    /media/Part 1/Desktop/playlist
$ du -h "/media/Part 1/Bob_5-22-2010/Desktop/"
863M    /media/Part 1/Bob_5-22-2010/Desktop/playlist
863M    /media/Part 1/Bob_5-22-2010/Desktop/

# 2  
Probably because in the first case you had no subdirectory under "/media/Part 1/Desktop/playlist" but in the second case had a subdirectory under "/media/Part 1/Bob_5-22-2010/Desktop/".

Quote:
The du(1) utility displays the file system block usage for each file
argument and for each directory in the file hierarchy rooted in each
directory argument. If no file is specified, the block usage of the
hierarchy rooted in the current directory is displayed.
Login or Register for Dates, Times and to Reply

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

Test Your Knowledge in Computers #184
Difficulty: Easy
Less than 4% of those surveyed at UNIX.com indicated that csh was their most useful shell.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Programming

Very strange output with casting

Hi All, I am having a strange issue. Below is the code snippet. If I print fraction * (double)::pow((double)10,scalingFactor) which is a double I am getting 154 when I type cast that to int as (int)( ((fraction) * ((double)::pow((double)10,scalingFactor)))) it is becoming 153. Not sure why... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: arunkumar_mca
0 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Echo's strange output

Hi, Kindly help me to understand the behavior or logic of the below shell command $ echo $!# echo $echo $ $ $ echo !$# echo $# 0 I am using GNU bash, version 3.2.25(1)-release (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: royalibrahim
2 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Strange output from find

How can I prevent find from outputting the directory name /home/xxxxxxxx/Backup/.system (which isn't even "other writable"? I am trying to search for files that are "world writable" on a shared web host using the find statement, and I want to prevent find from creating an error (because the of... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: nixie
4 Replies

4. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Strange /etc/passwd output

Can someone please explain this to me? auser:x:500:500:Anne User:/home/auser:/bin/sh buser:x:501:501:Bob User:/home/buser:/bin/bash I'm used to it looking like this. What is the difference between the first name and second name? In the first case I had to use the first name to change my... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: cokedude
3 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Tcl:Very strange output!!

Hi, I using tcl script to perform certain conditions. Part of the results should have average . I couldn't figure out what 's the cause as the result of the average is Zero. Example of the case???? #!/usr/bin/tclsh set counter 500 set total 1000 puts "Total num: $total \n" puts ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: ENG_MOHD
3 Replies

6. Solaris

Strange df output on solaris 9

Hi all, After deleting some large log files on solaris 9 machine I can see strange df output shows below /dev/vx/dsk/rootvol 45G 16384E 50G 39879076698694% / I thought it will back to normal once I restart it but did not. I have seen in sunsolve article 6362734 that "Solaris 8... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: rajashekar333
0 Replies

7. Solaris

Strange sar output

I was reviewing yesterday's sar file and came across this strange output! What in the world? Any reason why there's output like that? SunOS unixbox 5.10 Generic_144488-07 sun4v sparc SUNW,T5240 Solaris 00:00:58 device %busy avque r+w/s blks/s avwait avserv 11:20:01 ... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: dangral
4 Replies

8. Solaris

Getting strange output of who -r command

Hi At OK> prompt, I have run the boot -s command After system is coming on to multiuser state, when I run the " who -r" command, I get the following message # who -r run-level Oct 17 03:48 last= Means I dont see "S" after run-level keyword. Could any one... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: amity
2 Replies

9. Shell Programming and Scripting

strange output

I had a similar script in solaris and it had no problem. I wrote this one in freeBSD and it gave me strange output. Can anyone please tell me why? thanks a lot #!/bin/sh #This is a shell script that checks file system capacity mounted on /home directory #If file system is over 90% capacity,... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: k2k
1 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Strange output from grep

Hi, I am getting different output for grep depending which directory I am in. The following is a transcript of my session, I am using egrep but have also used grep E. The directory names have been changed for security: $pwd /dir1/dir2/dir3/dir4 $echo 000000 |egrep -v $echo $? 1 $cd ..... (10 Replies)
Discussion started by: Bab00shka
10 Replies

Featured Tech Videos