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Size for Size is too small (ls/du)

From: Matthias Schniedermeyer
Subject: Size for Size is too small (ls/du)
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 23:30:41 +0100 (CET)


File-sizes get bigger. I have regularly files that are >=
bytes. This makes ls output a bit "difficult" to read and the format is
"jumpy" if they are mixed with files <= 999.999.999 in size.

Because of this i have patched the (s)printf of my local ls & du. But as i
don't believe that such a patch will be accepted "as is" i vote for a
commandline-switch "--bigger-format-for-size-field(s)" or something like

Bis denn

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