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Re: human-readable / block-size as a general utility?

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: human-readable / block-size as a general utility?
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 15:00:00 +0100
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On 08/18/2011 04:41 AM, Aaron Davies wrote:
> is there a way to access the -h functionality of du/df/ls as a general 
> utility?
> i'd like to write a wrapper for a badly-behaved quota tool that only
> uses 1K blocks

That might be quite useful.
Someone told me recently that `wc -h` would be
very useful to them, and I said something more
general would be even better.

Perhaps a printf format spec?
%h is available, but it's probably best
go with something a bit more future proof.
Perhaps %{human} ?


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