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Re: du suggestion
Re: du suggestion
Sun, 20 Jun 2004 13:23:56 +0100
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Tim Newsham wrote:
Would be nice if DU could print out the cost of the storage rather
than the number of blocks. The following code shows an example
of this (option -$ reads a cost from /usr/share/du-cost and applies
it before printout out the result).
Haha. Nice idea. I can think of a couple of problems with the patch:
* It doesn't distinguish between IDE and SCSI disks, not to mention
other forms of storage (e.g.: NAS mounted over NFS). So it ignores the
real cost of the storage, which isn't just a simple bucks per Meg.
* I think it should read from something like
/usr/share/<package>/du-cost rather than /usr/share, where <package> is
coreutils-5.2.1 or similar. (fileutils is now part of coreutils, along
with sh-utils and textutils).
* It doesn't support internationalisation. Where is its support for the
Euro, the Yen, the Yuan, Norweigan Kroner, etc.? Perhaps you could use
xe.com, to do the currency conversion on-the-fly?
--- du.c.orig Fri Jun 18 15:51:04 2004
+++ du.c Fri Jun 18 16:09:07 2004
@@ -758,6 +775,26 @@
+ * ick! look at these indents! placement of braces and
+ * spaces around parenthesis! Who wrote this, the french!?
+ * oh well, I will try to abide by their horrible style rules.
It's the GNU Coding Style, I suspect.
Incidentally, I'm one-eighth French and I find that comment incredibly
offensive. The other seven-eighths of me doesn't care, but suggests that
this comment isn't really appropriate. 8)
Bye, Rich =]
Richard Dawe [ http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~phekda/richdawe/ ]
"You can't evaluate a man by logic alone."
-- McCoy, "I, Mudd", Star Trek
- du suggestion, Tim Newsham, 2004/06/19
- Re: du suggestion,
Richard Dawe <=