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Re: My ls-patch

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: My ls-patch
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 11:27:11 -0600

> I wrote a patch for ls, which allowls to display long username and
> group name.  The patch is for fileutils-4.0.36, and I added a new
> switch to ls, "-e" or "--longname".

Thanks for the patch.  The inclusion of actual code is most

Recent versions of fileutils-4.1 now print the full user and group names
without truncating to 8 characters.  Here is the NEWS entry for
versions later than 4.1.1.

* ls no longer truncates user names or group names that are longer
    than 8 characters.

The latest versions of fileutils are availble at:



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