[ubuntu-uk] df and du give different results

Stuart Bird e_tective at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jan 3 15:53:01 GMT 2008


"The volume at media is a Windows based NTFS"

So is mine (attached via USB). The hidden trash file is still created on it though. I have only recently discovered this "feature" so I am not sure why it happens but it can be annoying. Of course it may not be related to your issue but it's handy to know.

"Oh, I forgot to mention earlier on, the Ubuntu web server is a virtual
server running on VMware. I don't suppose that should make any real
difference though...."

I can't think of any, although I don't really use VMware so would have to bow to someone else's greater knowledge on that one.

"I'd have thought du would show the file if it was just hidden though
wouldn't it ?"

I would have thought so too. I am not at my home box right now so can't test it for you. If you haven't resolved the issue by the time I get home I will gladly run a few tests and see what results I get.


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