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SubjectRe: GNU/Linux stance by Richard Stallman
On Sun, 28 Mar 1999, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> > Minimal bin/true being #!/bin/sh - 10 bytes (you'll need newline at
> > /the end).
>
> It still takes 1K on disk miniumum (or 4K on my disks, as I use 4K
> block sizes almost everywhere)..

That's true for current ext2fs implementations, but people have occasionally
suggested that for small files (64 bytes or less), the data should be
stored in the inode itself. If that ever comes to pass, then the 10 byte
version will save disk space.

--Tim Smith

ps: I've got around 5000 files on my system whose size is in [1,64].


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