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bug#28152: Human readable units (-h/--human-readable vs --si) - Wrong pr

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#28152: Human readable units (-h/--human-readable vs --si) - Wrong prefix and missing unit
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:09:00 -0700
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Michael Weiss wrote:

I can understand that changing such historic things might always cause
some minor problems

I'm afraid the problems would be more than minor, as other programs parse the output (there's an option in GNU 'sort' to do that, for example). That being said, I could be talked into a patch like the one that Mihai Capotă suggested in:


as this would be upward-compatible. It would need documentation though.

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