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Re: du, kilobytes

From: A. Wik
Subject: Re: du, kilobytes
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 03:32:50 +0300 (EEST)

On Mon, 20 May 2002, Dag Øien wrote:

> >        This  page  describes  du  as  found in the fileutils-3.16
> >        package; other versions may differ slightly. Mail  correc-
> >        tions and additions to address@hidden and address@hidden
> >        and address@hidden .  Report bugs in  the  pro-
> >        gram to address@hidden
> >
> > GNU fileutils 3.16         August 1998
> Kilo is a SI prefix which always means 1000. Kilo never means anything
> else in any special context. Kilo is an international standard prefix
> which always means 1000.

In the IT world, kilo means 1024 99% of the time, so you had better
get used to it - it's a lot easier than changing the world. (It felt
a bit unusual to me too, a long time ago, but today it doesn't bother
me at all.)


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