[cs631apue] blocks (-s) & size (-k -h)
jschauma at stevens.edu
Fri Oct 17 22:47:43 EDT 2014
"xxu15 at stevens.edu" <xxu15 at stevens.edu> wrote:
> In the pdf, it is said -k(-h) modifies -s.
> But, -k(-h) is used to show the "st_size column", while -s is used to show the "st_blocks column". So -k(-h) does not modifies -s, which is in conflict with what the ls.pdf said.
The '-k' modifies '-s' in that by default, '-s' will use 512 or the
value of BLOCKSIZE to calculate the number to print. When '-k' is
specified, it will use 1024.
Likewise, '-h' will print humanized numbers instead of the full number.
You can verify this on linux-lab.cs.stevens.edu by running:
export BLOCKSIZE=512 # set default
In the second output, you should find the same behaviour as if you had
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