Subject: Re: Humanization of ls(1)
To: mouss <>
From: Bruce J.A. Nourish <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/27/2003 17:25:25
On Sun, Dec 28, 2003 at 01:02:58AM +0100, mouss wrote:
> >On Sat, 20 Dec 2003, David P. Reese Jr. wrote:
> >
> >>  When using '-sh', should the file sizes be printed in bytes or
> >>  blocks?
> '-s' is for number of blocks, so it should print number of blocks
> (in 512 bytes by default, but since -h is an addition, 1024 may be an 
> Hubert Feyrer wrote:

GNU ls prints human readable sizes when -s and -h are on the same command
line. That may be wrong, but if we did it, at least we'd be compatible 
with someone.

Bruce J.A. Nourish <>