Jail Duplication and du wierdness

Jan Grant Jan.Grant at bristol.ac.uk
Wed Apr 30 05:29:54 PDT 2003

On Wed, 30 Apr 2003, iLLfated wrote:

> Lo all,
>   I wanted to ask if I cp -R or cp -Rp a jail to a new
> path will it work as expected? I tried to copy one
> just recently with both commands, and the resulting
> path seems to report a different du -h size. I
> compared the 2 trees and even diffed the files in the
> trees and they seem to be the same, although du is
> still reporting them as different. Any ideas whats
> going wrong here?

According to the man page,

     Files having multiple hard links are counted (and displayed) a
     single time per du execution.

Your cp produced multiple instances of filenames that were linked to the
same underlying file in the original jail.

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