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Re: sizes with du.exe (fileutils 4.0-3)
- To: Cygwin Users <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Subject: Re: sizes with du.exe (fileutils 4.0-3)
- From: (Jerry Heyman) <jerry at dev dot tivoli dot com>
- Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 19:40:52 -0400
- Reply-To: jheyman at dev dot tivoli dot com
On 18 April 2001 at 17:34, Earnie Boyd <email@example.com> wrote:
> "(Jerry Heyman)" wrote:
> > Howdy,
> > I'm new to the list, and have the following situation:
> > . Product version of the Cgynus Toolkit is installed.
> > . We noticed a problem with the du executable from fileutils 3.16
> > returning negative numbers on files > 2G
> > . Downloaded the fileutils-4.0 from ftp.gnu.org and built them
> > results were better but only seemed to report half the actual value
> > . Searched the Cygwin e-mail archives and found a fix for sizing problem
> > in fileutils-4.0-3.
> > . Downloaded the source fileutils-4.0-3 from cygwin.com
> > results were much better, but the following is still occurring
> > $ ls -l du.exe
> > -rwxrwxrwx 1 administ Administ 443705 Apr 13 13:55 du.exe
I need to clarify this. The du.exe that is being counted
in each of these instances is the 4.0 version that I built
straight from the fileutile-4.0 gnu source.
>> du (3.16):
>> $ du -b du.exe
>> 443705 du.exe
> This is the correct size in bytes for the 3.16 version.
the 443705 is the value returned from doing a 'du -b'
using the 3.16 due command COUNTING the du.exe 4.0 binary
>> du (4.0):
>> $ ./du -b du.exe
>> 222208 du.exe
the 222208 is the value returned from doing a 'du -b'
using the 4.0 binary to count itself.
> This is 1/2 the size in bytes for the 4.0 version.
>> du (4.0-3):
>> $ ./du403 -b du.exe
>> 444416 du.exe
the 444416 is the value returned from doing a 'du -b'
using the 4.0-3 binary to count the bytes of the 4.0 binary.
Three different versions of du counting the same du.exe
giving three different results. I know that 4.0 had a
problem - hence the use of 4.03, but I'm still confused about the
difference in results between the 3.16 binary and the 4.0-3
binary counting the same file.
Jerry Heyman 919.224.1442 | Tivoli Systems |"Software is the
Build Infrastructure Architect | 3901 S Miami Blvd | difference between
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