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bug#17838: ls: unit displayed for block size when if size is displayed i
bug#17838: ls: unit displayed for block size when if size is displayed in human-readable format
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:12:39 +0200
On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 05:56:10PM +0100, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> On 06/23/2014 05:47 PM, Michal Sekletar wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 05:14:29PM +0100, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> >> On 06/23/2014 12:17 PM, Michal Sekletar wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> ls utility currently displays suffix representing unit in blocks column if
> >>> --size is combined with --human-readable. For example:
> >>> $ ls -l -sh /tmp/foo
> >>> 4.0K -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 6 Jun 23 11:32 foo
> >>> Suffix K in the output shown doesn't seem correct and implies false
> >>> information.
> >>> Moreover if size of file is bigger say 1M then suffix used for blocks
> >>> column
> >>> would be M. Looks like if file is small enough and no suffix is shown in
> >>> size
> >>> column then suffix K is implied for # blocks column.
> >>> $ rpm -q coreutils
> >>> coreutils-8.22-14.fc21.x86_64
> >>> I contacted downstream maintainer first and this behavior shouldn't be
> >>> caused by
> >>> downstream patch, therefore reporting here.
> >>> Please disregard this report if this is expected or bug is already
> >>> reported.
> >> Sorry I'm not seeing the ambiguity.
> >> What wrong with displaying 4.0K here for the disk usage, or 4M, or 512 etc?
> >>From man page:
> > -s, --size
> > print the allocated size of each file, in blocks
> > I assume that first column in example output should be # blocks rather than
> > allocated size, therefore I doubt that file which is 6 bytes in size
> > occupies
> > 4.0K == 4000 blocks.
> OK the info docs are clear enough, stating that -h is the same as
> --block-size=human-readable etc. We might be able to tweak the
> --help (man page) for the -s and/or -h options accordingly also.
Sorry, didn't look at info pages. In any case, tweaking man page would be very