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Re: du enhancement

From: Arsen Arsenović
Subject: Re: du enhancement
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2023 17:03:09 +0200

Dragan Simic <> writes:

> 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.

That'd be nice.  Presumably, 'success' and 'failure' can also be added
Arsen Arsenović

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