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Re: man du versus BLOCKSIZE



Hello!

On Tue, 5 May 1998, Austin Hook wrote:

> [...]

> Is it reasonable for me to submit small correction as a man page bug (via
> sendbug)?

It is, IMHO. The Description of -k should read something like this:

Current version:

     -k      By default, du displays the number of blocks as returned by the
             stat(2) system call, i.e. 512-byte blocks.  If the -k flag is
             specified, the number displayed is the number of 1024-byte
             blocks.  Partial numbers of blocks are rounded up.

New version:

     -k      By default, du displays the number of blocks as returned by
             the stat(2) system call, i.e. 512-byte blocks, unless
             the environment variable BLOCKSIZE is set (see below).
             If the -k flag is specified, the number displayed is the
             number of 1024-byte blocks.  Partial numbers of blocks are
             always rounded up.

A similar change will be necessary to df(1).

Regards, Felix.