du gives error : "du: cannot access `./.gvfs': Permission denied"du: cannot access `.
I am using Ubuntu 9.04.
I want to calculate the disk usage of users on a system - those in /home/. For this I used the du command.
As root user, when I type
# du /home/mihir
an error message "du: cannot access `./.gvfs': Permission denied", is displayed. Using the exclude option didn't help.
# cd /home/mihir
# du --exclude=".\/.gvfs"
I cannot understand the "Permission denied" message because I key in these command as root. Need some help, please.