Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 08:09:20 UTC 2009

2009/6/1 Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net>:
> Christopher Chan wrote:
>> Heh. Good luck changing du, ls, df, yada yada to anything other than
>> base2 upstream.
> From "man du":
> | --si
> |    like -h, but use powers of 1000 not 1024

Yeah but it uses incorrect prefix =(

       -h, --human-readable
              print sizes in human readable format (e.g., 1K 234M 2G)

       --si   like -h, but use powers of 1000 not 1024

So the -h should use Ki Mi and Gi (am I getting this right?). And
somehow their classification is funny to me:

1) powers of 2 - human-readabe
2) powers of 10 - si, i.e. scientific crowds

I believe powers of 2 is computer jibrish and SI units the only true
human units you should be using (or maybe it's just me with all my
math and physics....)

Anyways before I was using -H and now it is going to be depreciated
soon and the warning redirects to use --si. I was pretty sure in the
past they called -H human readable???? or am I wrong????

With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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