On 19/05/17 07:48, L A Walsh wrote:
> The new format uses extra spacing on columns where it isn't needed --
> but the extra space isn't enough to handle the 1 file that was quoted
> (needs 5 extra columns). Where does it get '3' (and why doesn't it use
Yes one can construct edge cases where this isn't ideal.
The normal case though is the quoted files are interspersed
in various columns. It's more important to have consistent
spacing I think on modern terminals. Anyway with layouts
like this you get more wasted space when a few files have
relatively longer names, irrespective of quoting, which is
a much more common issue.
The spacing is increased to 3 to allow for an extra space
for left alignment of non quoted items with quoted ones.
The alignment is more important for long listing I think,
but thought it a net benefit for other formats also.