[Gllug] Odd (but apparently correct) behaviour from du

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Fri Jul 18 11:48:27 UTC 2008

On 17 Jul 2008, Matt Blissett verbalised:

> Nix wrote:
>> That is bizarre and feels like a bug to me too. I'd ask on the coreutils
>> list if I were you, and see what Jim Meyering says about this. (POSIX
>> doesn't define the behaviour of du(1) with respect to files with
>> i_nlink > 1 at all that I can see.)
> It seems useful to me (at least, I've used it this way myself). If I have
> three directories (A, B, C) of hard-linked backups, I can do
>   du -hs A B C
> and get
>   100MB  A
>   10MB   B
>   20MB   C

We need another command-line option, perhaps...
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