Subject: Re: Humanization of ls(1)
To: Greywolf <email@example.com>
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/30/2003 13:10:10
> 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)?
From a NetBSD POV, if SUS/whoever remove '-s' we'll just keep it as an
extension. I'd imagine ~every other *nix group (free and commercial)
would probably do the same. I certainly think this is an issue that you
shouldn't lose any sleep over...
Simon Burge <email@example.com>
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