[Techtalk] home directory/raid array mystery

Maria Mckinley maria at shadlen.org
Fri Nov 12 01:11:26 UTC 2010

On 11/11/10 5:08 PM, Maria Mckinley wrote:
> 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

Caveat, this only sorts by number, doesn't pay attention to the k or the 
g or whatever after the number. Not sure how to get around that.


> 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.
> ~maria
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