Subject: Re: Humanization of ls(1)
To: David P. Reese Jr. <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/29/2003 11:43:04
Thus spake David P. Reese Jr. ("DPRJ> ") sometime Yesterday...

DPRJ> SUSv3 says that '-s' is non portable and may be removed from the
DPRJ> standard in the future.  I'm not very excited about reading file
DPRJ> sizes in gigablocks.

Oh, lovely.  You mean a dependency on $BLOCKSIZE wouldn't be portable?
Why don't they just make it so?  ls -s is *really* useful on occasion.
I'd be upset if it vanished.  Who could I bother about this in the
standards group(s)?

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