In the last episode (Jul 06), Richard Bradley said:
> On Tuesday 06 July 2004 2:36 am, you wrote:
> > In the last episode (Jul 06), Richard Bradley said:
> > > I recently tried to add a user to my FreeBSD box, but was amazed
> > > to find that the / partition was full! I had a look, and the
> > > culprit is the "/rescue" folder, holding 135 statically linked
> > > binaries of nearly 4Mb each, giving a folder size of 491Mb!
> >
> > Check the inode number of each file in /rescue (ls -li /rescue).
> > You'll notice they're all the same, which means they're all
> > hardlinks to the same file.  "du /rescue" should report under 4MB.
> >
> > Your space is probably being taken up somewhere else.
> That's very strange if true, because since deleting the "/rescue"
> folder, the used space on / has gone from 550Mb+ to 129Mb. I can't
> check the inodes now, as I have `rm`ed them all!

If at some point you had copied /rescue with cp (instead of a tar pipe
or something else that preserves hardlinks), you would have gotten a
separate file for each link.

        Dan Nelson
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