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Re: [PATCH] Support for --size in du

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Support for --size in du
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 02:11:35 +0000
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On 01/21/2013 12:46 AM, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
On 01/20/2013 11:55 AM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
On 01/19/2013 10:47 PM, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
[...]But increasing compatibility to BSD is tempting.

Just FYI: it seems that only FreeBSD's du supports
the -t option (but not the long --threshold) while
OpenBSD does not:


If I'd be asked to decide between --size and --threshold then
the latter is the winner: a) BSD compat, b) the abbreviation
of the option better fits into the already existing ones,
see --size vs. --si, while --th is (currently) fine.

I'll change the patch towards --threshold then. WDYT?


Thanks. Here it is.

I did not alias --threshold to a short -t option ... as I
remembered that we should be reluctant to add short options
which are not officially standardised.

Yes, but in this case -t is already used in FreeBSD,
so by adding that, we gain compatibility with it.
So in this case I'd be inclined to add the -t alias.


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