Subject: Re: Suggestion for changes to df(1) and du(1)
To: Tomas Svensson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 11/19/2001 13:53:27
Tomas Svensson wrote:
> Does anyone have an opinion about adding the flag -h to df(1) and du(1)?
Sounds good. I was just talking about this yesterday with some folks :-)
> It would be to print the statistics in a more "human-readable" and
> compact style.
> Example output:
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
> /dev/wd0a 97M 31M 61M 33% /
> /dev/wd0e 97M 4.7M 88M 5% /var
> /dev/wd0g 2.8G 1.5G 1.2G 54% /usr
> /dev/wd0f 97M 1.0K 92M 0% /tmp
> /dev/wd0h 1.8G 297M 1.4G 17% /home
> /dev/fd0a 1.4M 636K 787K 44% /mnt
> FreeBSD/OpenBSD and GNU fileutils support this flag already, but does
> anyone know if this flag would violate POSIX or SUS?
SUSv2 doesn't define -h or -H flags for either of these utilities.
> Patches for df including the manpage included (just a draft), I also
> added -g (display statistics in gigabyte block counts) just for
There's also a -H for "metric" k/M/G/T instead of power-of-two values.
Also, are your patches based on the FreeBSD changes, or totally new
(it'd be good form to credit the changes to their correct origin).
Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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