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Re: patch for ls to change owner length

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: patch for ls to change owner length
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2003 08:03:26 +0100

John Newbigin <address@hidden> wrote:
> If you have usernames or group names longer than 8 characters it is
> useful to be able to show the full name length  The attached patch
> allows you to set the width of the user name and group name columns via
> environment variables or the command line.

Thanks for the patch.
However, that has been fixed for some time.
This change appeared in fileutils-4.1.1

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

You might want to use coreutils instead.
Although they are all still nominally test releases,
this particular one has turned out to be pretty stable:

  (coreutils is the union of fileutils, textutils, and sh-utils)

The very latest is here
but it has a couple of known bugs.

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