File size anomaly?
tonyb.lx at btinternet.com
Tue Oct 14 17:44:34 CDT 2003
I thought I'd post to this list rather than the users list since I guess
developers would be more likely to know the answer.
I'm using 1.8.6 under Suse8.2 with file compression turend on. I'm having
intermittent problems with the shell script which I use to run gnucash. I
don't think the problem lies with gc, but I'd like to at least have an
explanation of an anomaly.
This is the size of my file before calling gc
>ls -l My*
-rw------- 1 tonyb users 124608 2003-10-14 11:14 MyFile
Transactions: Total: 950, Loaded: 970
And after clicking the Save icon, without having made any changes (and no
scheduled transactions posted), I have the following files:
>ls -l My*
-rw------- 1 tonyb users 123890 2003-10-14 11:54 MyFile
-rw------- 1 tonyb users 124608 2003-10-14 11:14
---------- 2 tonyb users 0 2003-10-14 11:31
---------- 2 tonyb users 0 2003-10-14 11:31 MyFile.LCK
The same file sizes are seen when I exit gc. So, my file has reduced in size
by some 700 bytes. Why?
I don't *think* I am losing any data, but would like to know.
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