|Subject:||Re: du man page -- --separate-dirs explanation|
|Date:||Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:42:56 -0500|
On 06/06/2013 10:00 PM, C de-Avillez wrote:Well that's a bit ambiguous too since non directory entries
> This comes from https://launchpad.net/bugs/1187044. The OP (although completely confused initially) raises a point that I sort of agree. The man page for 'du' states, for --separate-dirs, "do not include size of subdirectories"; but it is not really clear what that means -- a first read I had got me also a bit confused.
> On the other hand, I am having problems trying to convey something more "clear".
> separate directory size from directory contents
> output size of directory separate from size of directory contents
are included with --separate-dirs.
I see the original confusion in the man page,
> I think something like this could be used, but I would like some input before going on.
also the texinfo was a bit confusing to me.
So hopefully the attached clarifies both appropriately.
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