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

From: Nigel McNie
Subject: [bug #12162] Enhancement req: finding files less than 2Gb in size
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 20:38:21 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #17, bug #12162 (project findutils):

I ran into this bug today. Having read the comments, may I make a suggestion:
Add a -filesize option, which works the way everyone clearly expects.

-filesize n[bkMGTP]
        File uses n bytes of space. The following suffixes can be used:
        'b'    for bytes
        'k'    for Kilobytes (1024 bytes)
        'M'    for Megabytes (1048576 bytes)
        'G'    for Gigabytes (1073741824 bytes)
        'T'    for Terabytes (...)
        'P'    for Petabytes (...)

For bonus points: add -blocksize, alias -size to -blocksize (so people
reading the manpage can tell the difference between the two easily), and
change the wording for the help -blocksize to refer to blocks to make it
obvious that people don't want to do that when they want -filesize.

This preserves backward compatibility, while making 'find' a whole bunch more


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