using os.stat to determine stat.st_blocks on OS that supports it?

Andrew Steingruebl steingra at
Mon May 8 16:53:45 EDT 2000

In article <20000508221835.B13281 at>,
Thomas Wouters  <thomas at> wrote:

>> I'm trying to write a disk usage monitoring program.  As part of it, I
>> need to determine actual file size/disk-blocks-used.
>use os.statvfs:
>statvfs(path) -> 
> (bsize, frsize, blocks, bfree, bavail, files, ffree, favail, flag, namemax)
>Perform a statvfs system call on the given path.

os.statvfs does not return file-specific data, its returns filesystem
data.  I need the disk usage for individual filenames, not for the
filesystem itself.

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