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General: What is the default striping for my files?

A file's striping is inherited from its parent directory. The lfs getstripe command can be used to determine the striping for a file, or the default striping for a directory. Note that each file and directory can have its own striping pattern. This means that a user can set striping patterns for his own files and/or directories. The default stripe width for a user may be 1 or 4, you can determine by running lfs getstripe /lustre/medusa/$USER.

This command will also give you information on the striping information for a directory/file.

lfs find -v