On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 08:42:28AM -0700, Nittany Jim wrote:
> The source file is 36412008 bytes (I confirmed this), yet rsync thinks
> it is 38595728 bytes.

The total file size comes from the sum of all the st_size values
returned by stat(). If it is inaccurate, I'd suggest checking if the
value is wrong by checking what stat() returns. e.g.:

perl -e 'print((stat("/some/file"))[7], "\n")'

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