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[bug #12162] Enhancement req: finding files less than 2Gb in size

From: dan pritts
Subject: [bug #12162] Enhancement req: finding files less than 2Gb in size
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 19:43:48 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #6, bug #12162 (project findutils):

I ran into this bug today.  The degenerate case was that "find -size -1G"
only matches files zero bytes in size.  I am really having a hard time
imagining who in their right mind would want this.

I find this behavior to be horribly broken.  Maybe this deserves to be a
different bug but I'd put the severity at the highest level.

I think I understand what you're getting at w/r/t the "rounding requirement"
but i don't see it documented in the info page anywhere.  the "info" program
is user-hostile and I don't use emacs, so i suppose i may have not been able
to find it, but i certainly found other uses of the word "rounding."

the documentation refers to "rounding" in the discussion of size, but only
states that the sizes are rounded up ("true if the file uses N units of space,
rounding up").

James, your comment reminds me of the old joke about "putting the backward in

regarding the comment about < and > I agree that it would not be a good
thing, users would be hosed by it.  -- and ++ don't really seem like very good
alternatives either but I don't have any better suggestions.  


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