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[bug #36539] -size flag seems to be broken

From: Eric Blake
Subject: [bug #36539] -size flag seems to be broken
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 20:04:38 +0000
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Update of bug #36539 (project findutils):

                  Status:                    None => Duplicate              
             Open/Closed:                    Open => Closed                 


Follow-up Comment #1:

This is a duplicate of bug 12162.  The issue is that the current syntax is
interpreted as 'treat the suffix of the -size argument as block size, then
round the files up to that block size, then filter based on larger or smaller
than the boundary'.  Thus, -size -50k says to find files less than 50 * (1024)
when rounded to 1024 blocks, while -size -1M says to find files less than 1 *
(1024*1024) when rounded to (1024*1024) blocks.  50k rounds up to 1M, so it is
not less than 1 block of size 1M per block.

This is not intuitive, but changing it might break existing syntax. 
Suggestions on how to proceed are welcome.


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