[Techtalk] home directory/raid array mystery

Maria Mckinley maria at shadlen.org
Fri Nov 12 01:08:31 UTC 2010

On 11/11/10 4:24 PM, Kathryn Hogg wrote:
> Alina Friedrichsen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> tried to run "du -h"?
> I like to pipe that into sort -h

Great idea. Not sure why doing that has never occur to me. I don't see 
the h option on the man sort page, and I get an error if I try to use it.

But, I think you meant:

du -h |sort -n

or my preference when just looking for who to point the finger at:

du -h --max-depth=1 |sort -n

I wonder if my RAID array has just become completely fragmented, because 
du does look at hidden directories, and this is such a crazy discrepancy 
between du and df.


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