[ubuntu-uk] df and du give different results

Lucy lucybridges at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 10:08:10 GMT 2008

On 04/01/2008, Chris Rowson <christopherrowson at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Chris
> >
> > I just got this response from another list:
> >
> > The df command will report all the available space on the disk , in other
> > words it will report the number of blocks in the "free" list.
> >
> > The du command gives you and total number of blocks used by the directory
> > that is passed to it as a parameter.
> >


Have you tried df -hi to show the number of free inodes on the system?
It should help to reveal whether it's a problem with the number of
inodes used or just hidden files or something..

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