Richard Hector (2018-02-05): > Now that you mention it ... ls was where I started this adventure, > reading coreutils bugs :-) > > And you mention SI prefixes - IMHO, the output of ls should be extended > to actually show 'GiB' rather than 'G' where that is what is meant. > Assumptions that the user 'knows what it means' are horrible things - > even when documented in the man page.
I do not agree. Screen real estate is expansive, I would not want to see the space of two characters be wasted for the benefit of people who cannot be bothered to read a documentation. > PS - please don't cc me; I'm on the list. Done this once, but I cannot promise I will think of it later. Document your preference in your mail mail header, the standard way, so that it is automatic and works for everybody, just like I did. Too bad the list software is not properly configured to do that automatically. Regards, -- Nicolas George
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