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Re: du enhancement

From: Dragan Simic
Subject: Re: du enhancement
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2023 16:05:29 +0200

On 2023-10-20 15:55, Arsen Arsenović wrote:
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?

On a somewhat unrelated note, I've been thinking already about adding coloring to md5sum(1) and the related utilities, green for "OK" and red for any errors.

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