bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #36763, -size does count indirect blocks


bug #36763: -size does count indirect blocks

Submitted by:  Andreas Metzler <ametzler>
Submitted on:  Sun 01 Jul 2012 04:26:38 PM UTC  
Category:  documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name:  Igor Bogomazov Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.4.2 Fixed Release:  4.7.0

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Sun 23 Sep 2018 01:36:17 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I updated the Texinfo and manpage.   See attached patch (which is already applied in git head).

James Youngman <jay>
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Sun 01 Jul 2012 04:26:38 PM UTC, original submission:  


this is http://bugs.debian.org/677963 reported by Igor Bogomazov:


$ man find | grep -m1 -A22 -- -size

The manual page find(1) states that -size does not count indirect blocks.
Were it true, it would be impossible to distiguish files >48K. Obviously, -size does count indirect blocks.

The statement «the size does not count indirect blocks» is not clear enough to understand what does it mean in reality. Please, reformulate it.

Andreas Metzler <ametzler>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-08-29 jay Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2019-08-29 berny Fixed ReleaseNone => 4.7.0
    2018-09-23 jay StatusNone => Fixed
    2018-09-23 jay Attached File- => Added 0001-doc-don-t-mention-indirect-blocks.-Clarify-how-size-.patch, #45078
        Assigned toNone => jay
    2012-07-01 ametzler Carbon-CopyRemoved 20807 => -

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