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Re: [tlug] Disparity between quota and du output

>>>>> "Matt" == Matt Doughty <> writes:

    Matt> My understanding is that the issue is often because du only
    Matt> measures what the reported file size is while df (and
    Matt> possibly other utilities) measure the actual amount of space
    Matt> the file uses. However given the huge size difference that
    Matt> Johnathan is seeing that doesn't seem like a likely
    Matt> explanantion.

It would if the user had big sparse files.

Tested on a Coda RVM DATA file --- shows 60% differential on a 220MB
file.  ;-)

But to install Coda you need to be root (kernel level VFS).  I don't
know what else would use big sparse files like that.

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