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[bug #51304] Documention refers to kibibytes as kilobytes

From: Andreas Metzler
Subject: [bug #51304] Documention refers to kibibytes as kilobytes
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:03:24 -0400 (EDT)
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                 Summary: Documention refers to kibibytes as kilobytes 
                 Project: findutils
            Submitted by: ametzler
            Submitted on: Sat 24 Jun 2017 02:03:23 PM CEST
                Category: documentation
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
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             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: 4.6.0
           Fixed Release: None




this is https://bugs.debian.org/865736 sbmitted by Zefram <address@hidden>:
ind(1) documents the following suffixes that can be applied to the argument of
a -size criterion:

              `k'    for Kilobytes (units of 1024 bytes)
              `M'    for Megabytes (units of 1048576 bytes)
              `G'    for Gigabytes (units of 1073741824 bytes)

These are not the correct names for these units.  The prefixes "kilo-",
"mega-" and "giga-" properly refer to the decimal multipliers 10^3, 10^6, and
10^9.  To refer to the binary multipliers 2^10, 2^20, and 2^30 the
documentation should instead use the IEC prefixes "kibi-", "mebi-", and

/Personally/ I do not care a lot for "kibi" et al. In my forming years a
kilobyte was 1024 byte (except for harddisks, but everybody knew the
manufacturers were cheating. ;-)

However if there is something like a consensus for changing the docs I can
provide a patch.


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