Sparse Files Observed Disk Usage Difference With "df" And "ls" Commands (Doc ID 2305761.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Goal

Observed disk usage difference with du and ls commands

We can see the "ls" command displays the file size to be 1.1GB where as "du" command file size to be only 515MB. 

Solution

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