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Re: feature request: sort by human-readable disk sizes

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: feature request: sort by human-readable disk sizes
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 08:03:33 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Jim Meyering scripsit:

> Adding this functionality is overdue, so one way or another, I'd like
> to do it soon.  If we can't find a better solution, I'll go ahead and
> burn a single-letter option.

Having read the thread, I support the inclusion of this feature using
-H as the top level option and H as the -k suboption.  Stern warnings
should be added about how input must be properly scaled for the feature
to work.

That said, I would also support the addition of a utility that
will properly scale and descale specified fields of the input using
multiple-precision arithmetic.

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