7
votes
5answers
4k views

How to get the actual directory size (out of du)?

How do I get the actual directory size, using UNIX/Linux standard tools? Alternative question: How do I get du to show me the actual directory size? Since people seem to have different definitions ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

When will the modified time of folder be changed´╝č

When will the modified time of folder be changed, on both of windows and linux? I know the modified time changed when its inode is changed. But when will the inode of folder be changed?
2
votes
1answer
104 views

How does file systems know which folder a file is in?

The index nodes contain meta data and points to where the actual data is. But how does the system know where in the directory tree the file or folder is, and how does it translate the filename into an ...