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bug#6186: du in coreutils should add the -d flag as a shortcut to --max-

From: Jon Ringuette
Subject: bug#6186: du in coreutils should add the -d flag as a shortcut to --max-depth
Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 12:43:40 -0700

Thank you for considering my request.   I'll put a patch together for 

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On May 13, 2010, at 12:31 PM, Eric Blake wrote:

> 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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