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bug#44273: "total used in directory 19 available 5.2 GiB"

From: Jean Louis
Subject: bug#44273: "total used in directory 19 available 5.2 GiB"
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2020 21:57:05 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/+ (1036f0e) (2020-10-18)

* Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> [2020-11-01 18:22]:
> This actually means that this value provides information that is not
> directly available in the file sizes.  So it is useful.
> I find the notion that we should remove from display a useful quantity
> just because it might be tricky to interpret in some situation,
> especially by people who are not proficient in this stuff.  'ls' shows
> it, and Dired isn't supposed to lose stuff that 'ls -al' provides.

Instead of blocks users can set it up "human readable" with ls -alh
option or similar:

dired-listing-switches is a variable defined in ‘dired.el’.
Its value is "-gohl --group-directories-first"
Original value was "-al"

  You can customize this variable.

Then there is more practical display:

  total used in directory 1.4G available 24.8 GiB

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