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Re: bug

From: Tim Waugh
Subject: Re: bug
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 09:52:48 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.4.1i

On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 01:44:39PM -0400, Bob Keyes wrote:

> find version 4.1.20, as in debian testing.
> when the -size option is used, and the number is followed by b, it is
> ignored and blocks are returned. According to the man page, the build-in
> help file, and reason it should interpret this to be bytes.

No, I think you've been the victim of sloppy wording.

Here is the patch we apply for Fedora Core:

--- findutils-4.1.20/find/find.1.size   2004-06-25 16:13:24.081447303 +0100
+++ findutils-4.1.20/find/find.1        2004-06-25 16:14:38.559225841 +0100
@@ -192,7 +192,7 @@
 but not `b.*r3'.
 .IP "\-size \fIn\fR[bckw]"
 File uses \fIn\fP units of space.  The units are 512-byte blocks by
-default or if `b' follows \fIn\fP, bytes if `c' follows \fIn\fP,
+default (or if `b' follows \fIn\fP), bytes if `c' follows \fIn\fP,
 kilobytes if `k' follows \fIn\fP, or 2-byte words if `w' follows \fIn\fP.
 The size does not count indirect blocks, but it does count blocks in
 sparse files that are not actually allocated.


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