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On Fri, 2008-02-15 at 19:08 -0500, Randy Barlow wrote:
> bmicek@... wrote:
> > I spent time about a year ago looking into good encryption. At that
> it makes a file that reports itself to be 1 GB long by ls -l, but
> doesn't seem to write 1 GB to the disk. Also, df doesn't report 1 GB
> less than before you run the command.
> What's happening here? I had assumed before I did this that the output
> of ls -l is the actual number of bits consumed by a file, but that
> doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
> I created a file using the second command, and now as I copy files into
> it I can see the disk space going down bit by bit. This is really what
> I wanted in the first place, but I am just confused as to what is really
> going on. Could anybody explain, please?
> Randy Barlow
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