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Re: du enhancement

From: Arsen Arsenović
Subject: Re: du enhancement
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2023 15:55:28 +0200

Dragan Simic <> writes:

> On 2023-10-20 15:18, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> On 20/10/2023 00:22, Rusty Duplessis wrote:
>>> Would be nice to have an option to append a / to the end of directory names,
>>> so that you can distinguish between a file and directory when using -a.
>>> Something like -F option to ls.
>> It's a good suggestion.
>> I generally only use du with single files / dirs,
>> or otherwise I use a wrapper that makes dirs obvious (though coloring):
>> I.e. the default output from du -a is hard to parse.
> How about making the output of du(1) colored the same way as it currently is 
> in
> ls(1)?  I'd be willing to work on implementing that.

I was about to post the same.  I see no reason why du couldn't (or
shouldn't) do that based on normal coloring logic already present in ls.

Are there other tools that could use the treatment, too?

TIA, have a lovely day :-)
Arsen Arsenović

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