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Clarifying what modifies atime and the impact the find command might have

So on a regular basis I clear out files from my server which have an atime +160 with a command such as: (technically to delete old files but avoid any file that might have been accessed recently) ...
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du, df and ls report wrong free / used space [duplicate]

We have an Ubuntu 12.04 server running on a VMware ESXi host, with multiple partitions, running Zimbra 8 (mta/ldap only). One of partitions is a 30GB partition mounted as /opt/zimbra/data. I had a ...
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Centos 5.4 - ls command not showing files on ftp server

I have installed ftp and vsftpd on my CentOS 5.4 through yum install ftp and yum install vsftpd. I have also created one ftp user with adduser ftpuser command. And here comes my problem. ...
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Correctly predicting the amount of disk usage with find/ls/stat and df?

I'm trying to programatically calculate the number of files that can fit on a drive. The drive uses LUKS/ext4 and has a block size of 4096. Below is a df printout of the drive. Filesystem ...
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changing colors of files/dirs in linux ls

I use putty with a black background and was wondering if there was or is a way to change the colors of the dirs which are dark blue. i noticed DIR_COLORS.xterm and DIR_COLORS do they play this role? ...
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After emptying a directory with 60,000 small files, ls -l still shows large directory size?

Here is the ls -l after I did rm -f inside the cur and new directories. I expected the directory "sizes" to shrink back to the default "4096". [root@example Maildir]# pwd ...
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1answer
117 views

linux + change/edit file without effecting on file date [closed]

I want to edit some file in my linux for example ls -ltr /etc/some_file -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 188 Jul 1 2010 sysstat . echo "Server101_IP=187.0.98.4" >> /etc/some_file . I ...
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855 views

linux\solaris + print specific date format from file

subject - print file date on solaris as format: yymmdd ( yy - year , mm - month , dd - day ) on Linux machine I type the following command in order to get: file date as the following: ls -l ...
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How to find largest files in a dir - ignoring directory sizes

I want to do something like this du -a | sort -rn | head But I want to extract files only, ignoring directories. To be clear, I want to traverse through all sub-directories but I don't want to ...
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linux or solaris match files with uniq syntax

how to match all files that start with the string OS_PATCH and ended with .gz remark - the solution must to fit Linux and Solaris OS this task could be by find command or maybe with ls with ...
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List files and directories in linux [closed]

I am not very familiar with Linux. I have got root access of a server. When I run the command "ls" then it displays nothing. No error no information nothing. When I run "ls -l" it displays "total 0" ...
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1answer
380 views

'ls' taking a long time to list 20 subdirectories

I have a directory (my_dir) which has 20 sub directories. Every time I run 'ls' or try to autocomplete a file name in this directory my IO usage goes to 100% and it takes very long time (10 mins) to ...
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2answers
211 views

Is there a way to ls -l with like a -f option (like tail -f)?

Suppose I am extracting a huge file or slowly building up a huge file. Is there a way to have ls -lh "on" much like tail -f, so that I can constantly see the size of the file grow until I decide to ...
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229 views

Why does a file on an NFS mount seem to cache randomly, but no longer be cached when running `ls`?

Here's the mount configuration of an NFS mount, we'll call it server2, gotten from running cat /etc/mtab: <ip1>:/mnt/fs101 /mnt/fs101 nfs ...
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4answers
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Cannot remove or list directory (ls or rm) Linux - Debian

I have a log file directory at /var/log/apache2/vhosts on a Debian dedicated server. Every day I split the main access_log into respective vhostname.com_access_log files in /var/log/apache2/vhosts In ...
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What is the difference between du -h and ls -lh?

I am having a difficult time grasping what is the correct way to read the size of the files since each command gives you varying results. I also came across a post at ...
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Why does ls -lh and ls -ldh give me varying file size?

Why is that there is a difference in the file sizes as denoted in the screenshot i.e. the total file size under ls -lh is 44k whilst the size of the folder is only 4k? Am I reading it incorrectly?
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ls returns nothing only in certain directories

I have a raid drive mounted here: /data/ And certain directories like this one: /data/somedir/somesubdir/ when I run ls w/ or w/o any flags, terminal doesn't return anything. It does not ...
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1answer
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Folder size is greater than 4K on ext3

Lets say we have a default formatted ext3 filesystem, I run under the assumption that folders take 4K of space on the disk. But, what does it mean when a folder is bigger than 4K? Here is a pic of ...
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Colors in bash after piping through less?

When I have dircolors defined life is full of... color. When I pipe ls through less to scroll around I lose the colors. Any suggestions? Thanks, -Mathew