For frequently-modified files, it's rational. I have a set of text files that gets appended to frequently, and if they had more blocks reserved for them at a time, they'd fragment less than they do. If I found a straightforward way to change that without reformatting the FS I would.
Also, like said, it may have been larger in the past, and the extra blocks got kept in case the file becomes large again.
The other thing is, it may not be going by the I/O block here.
Does your stat allow for the --printf option? If yes: %B The size in bytes of each block reported by %b
- this will output the disk block size. 8 * 512 = 4096, the usual disk block allocation size.
I am here with very simple request:
a=`stat -c %y log1.csv`
and this stat command returning value as
2013-08-11 05:42:10.000000000 -0400:
But I want to see in mm/dd/yyyy format?
any help is highly appreciated thank you
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