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How to use the 'ls' -M flag?

I'm having no success trying to get ls to print file sizes, using the -M flag.

     -M    Modifies the -l and -s options, causing the sizes or block counts
             reported to be separated with commas (or a locale appropriate
             separator) resulting in a more readable output.  Overrides -h;
             does not override -k.

 $ ls -lM *.c
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel    5535 Aug  7  2003 cmp.c
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel   18251 May 26 21:21 ls.c
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel    1839 Sep  5  2016 main.c
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel   13806 May 26 21:52 print.c
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel    5090 Aug 29  2011 util.c

I would expect to see something like this:

-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel    5,535 Aug  7  2003 cmp.c
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel   18,251 May 26 21:21 ls.c


Thanks for any hints.


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