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[bug #19596] Typo in docs: %b greater than %s/512

From: Andreas Metzler
Subject: [bug #19596] Typo in docs: %b greater than %s/512
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 16:42:06 +0000
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070217 Iceape/1.0.8 (Debian-1.0.8-4)


                 Summary: Typo in docs: %b greater than %s/512
                 Project: findutils
            Submitted by: ametzler
            Submitted on: Sonntag 15.04.2007 um 18:42
                Category: documentation
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: Mike Castleman
        Originator Email: 
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: 4.2.30
           Fixed Release: None



This is http://bugs.debian.org/400936 reported by Mike Castleman:
In the find(1) manpage, the description of the %b format specifier in the
-printf command currently reads:

              %b     The amount of disk space used for this file in 
                     blocks. Since disk space is allocated in multiples of
                     filesystem  block  size  this  is  usually greater 
                     %s/1024,  but  it  can  also  be smaller if the file is
                     sparse file.

While it is technically true that %b is usually greater than %s/1024, it is
probably more useful to say here that it is usually greater than %s/512.

This applies to both 4.2.30 and CVS head. Trivial patch against manpage and
texi attached.
cu andreas


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Date: Sonntag 15.04.2007 um 18:42  Name: bug400936.diff  Size: 1kB   By:


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