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bug #19596: Typo in docs: %b greater than %s/512

Submitter:  Andreas Metzler <ametzler>
Submitted:  Sun 15 Apr 2007 04:42:04 PM UTC
Category:  documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  jay
Originator Name:  Mike Castleman Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.2.30 Fixed Release:  4.3.7
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Sat 02 Jun 2007 08:41:10 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Reopened - find.1 still needs to be fixed.

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Sat 02 Jun 2007 08:14:35 AM UTC, comment #2: 

The applied bugfix in both 4.2.31 and 4.3.6 is incomplete, find.1 has been fixed but info manual has not.

Andreas Metzler <ametzler>
Sun 15 Apr 2007 07:05:05 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Fixed in 4.3.x and 4.2.x.  Thanks.

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Sun 15 Apr 2007 04:42:04 PM UTC, original submission:  

This is http://bugs.debian.org/400936 reported by Mike Castleman:
In the find(1) manpage, the description of the %b format specifier in the -printf command currently reads:

              %b     The amount of disk space used for this file in  512-byte
                     blocks. Since disk space is allocated in multiples of the
                     filesystem  block  size  this  is  usually greater  than
                     %s/1024,  but  it  can  also  be smaller if the file is a
                     sparse file.

While it is technically true that %b is usually greater than %s/1024, it is probably more useful to say here that it is usually greater than %s/512.

This applies to both 4.2.30 and CVS head. Trivial patch against manpage and texi attached.
cu andreas

Andreas Metzler <ametzler>


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file #12486:  bug400936.diff added by ametzler (1KiB - text/x-diff - bugfix.)


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    2007-06-09 jay StatusNone Fixed
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        Fixed Release4.3.3 4.3.7
    2007-06-02 jay StatusFixed None
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    2007-04-15 jay Assigned toNone jay
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        Fixed ReleaseNone 4.3.3
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