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I'm on AIX, and in some directories I can't use the du command. I get the follow error message:

du: 0653-175 Cannot find the current directory.

Obviously the current directory exists, and I have permissions to it. I can list the directory and create files in it, both before and after I ran du. What could possibly be wrong here?

The du command works just fine in my home directory.

A quick google search turns up a bunch of forum posts of the same problem, but no clear answers.

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What are the permissions of the directory under the filesystem mount? Unmount the filesystem and check the permissions of the directory underneath, it's probably not root:system and 755. Your user ID probably doesn't have access to that directory and some AIX commands fail as a result.

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it is probably because of ACL implemented on that directory. You may want to change to that filesyste,/directory owner and then try du.

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