Subject: Re: Humanization of ls(1)
To: David P. Reese Jr. <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/04/2004 18:16:13
> SUSv3 says that '-s' is non portable and may be removed from the standard
> in the future.  I'm not very excited about reading file sizes in gigablocks.

The point abount -s is that it (historically) tells you the amount of
disk space that a file takes, not the offset of the EOF.

Of course, a certain company (who will remain nameless in case they decide
to sue me), did change it to be the 'file size'/'block size' in one
version - which is probably why the SuS has it as optional/depracated.


David Laight: