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bug#22879: Typo on ls man page

From: Assaf Gordon
Subject: bug#22879: Typo on ls man page
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 11:17:17 -0500
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tag 22879 notabug
close 22879

Hello Antonion,

On 03/02/2016 04:20 AM, Antonio Morell wrote:
there is a typo in the man page of command *ls*. It incorrectly states -l
in the explanation:

        -h, --human-readable
               with -l, print sizes in human readable format (e.g., 1K 234M

This is not a typo, it is the correct explanation.
Using "-h" by itself (e.g. "ls -h") does not print sizes at all, neither exact 
sizes of human-readable sizes.
only in conjunction with '-l' (e.g. "ls -lh") the sizes are printed in 
human-readable format.

Compare the following:

    $ seq 10000 > test

    $ ls -h

    $ ls -l
    total 48
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 gordon gordon 48894 Mar  2 11:16 test

    $ ls -lh
    total 48K
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 gordon gordon 48K Mar  2 11:16 test

As such, I'm closing the bug, but discussion can continue by replying to this 
 - assaf

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