Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Mon Jun 1 08:58:44 UTC 2009

Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> 2009/6/1 Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net>:
> > 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?).

Good point. I suppose the output format is according to POSIX which 
predates the binary prefix standard. Changing the prefixes to Ki/Mi/Gi 
might break existing scripts which rely on the (wrong) k/M/G prefixes.


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