[tex-live] how to save 20 mbytes

Olaf Weber olaf@infovore.xs4all.nl
21 Oct 2002 20:03:38 +0200

Karl Berry writes:

>     Something strang with counting algorithm... Some examples
> Maybe I'm missing something, but it sounds like the difference between
> actual disk blocks consumed (which is what du counts) and byte sizes.
> If there are lots of small files, there will be many more disk blocks
> used than the byte count would indicate.

And on ISO-format CDs the block size is 2048 bytes (IIRC) which means
on average 1024 bytes of space wasted per file.

Olaf Weber

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