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bug#6186: du in coreutils should add the -d flag as a shortcut to --max-
bug#6186: du in coreutils should add the -d flag as a shortcut to --max-depth
Thu, 13 May 2010 13:31:44 -0600
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On 05/13/2010 01:19 PM, Jon Ringuette wrote:
> For example currently to say get the size of all the home directories
> of users one would use : du /home -h --max-depth=1 . It would make
> life simpler and make going from FreeBSD systems to Linux systems
> easier for people and scripts if the syntax : du /home -h -d 1 was
> also supposed.
Prior practice is always a good reason to support changes like this. It
would be a very simple patch to du.c to convert --max-depth from
long-option only to also having a short-option equivalent. Would you
like to try your hand at it first?
If not, I can probably get around to this in another day or two.
Eric Blake address@hidden +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org
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