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On Fri, 2010-03-26 at 16:04 -0500, Robert Nichols wrote: 
> On 03/26/2010 03:58 PM, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > On Fri, 2010-03-26 at 11:53 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> >> On Fri, 2010-03-26 at 10:30 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> >>> On Thu, 2010-03-25 at 14:20 -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:
> >>>> On 03/25/2010 01:57 PM, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> >>>>> On Thu, 2010-03-25 at 12:43 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> >>>>>> On Thu, 2010-03-25 at 13:04 -0400, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> >>>>>>>> Note that this clarification is not present in the man page find(1).
> >>>>>>> So
> >>>>>>>> it's either a bug in find or a bug in the documentation.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> When I ran the command as "-size 1G", it returned all the files less
> >>>>>>> than 1GB in size (I'm not sure if /etc *has* any files greater than
> >>>>>>> 1GB!)  So, I agree, its either a bug in the documentation or in find.
> >>>>>>> Bugzilla it!  Let's hear from the developers.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Are you sure? In my case it returned only the zero-length files, same as
> >>>>>> what the OP reported. This is on F12, just in case.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> poc
> >>>>>>
> >>>>> That is how it works for me. zero length files are not returned.
> >>>>
> >>>> After reading all the replies to this thread, I must agree that the
> >>>> "-1G" does work as the documents say, but it sure as hell is misleading.
> >>>>
> >>>> As I suspect most did, I read (past tense) "-1G" as "return files less
> >>>> than 1GB in size" (and I've been in the business a LONG time).  However,
> >>>> the docs DO say that the "G" bit means "use gigabyte blocks", so only
> >>>> zero-length files fit that criteria and would be displayed (even a
> >>>> 1-byte file uses part of that first 1G block).
> >>>>
> >>>> With all that being said, it is bloody misleading.  It'd be nice if the
> >>>> maintainers could offer some way to do the inferred (by most)
> >>>> behavior.  Perhaps "-1Gc" (less than 1 gigacharacters).  As it stands,
> >>>> you'd need to use "-1099511627776c" to get the inferred behavior and
> >>>> that's a right pain.
> >>> No, find -size 1G
> >>> will do what you want.
> >>
> >> Have you read the rest of this thread? Your interpretation of what the
> >> OP wants is not what he says he wants, which in turn is not what "-size
> >> -1G" actually does.
> >>
> >> poc
> >>
> >
> > I rfead the whole thread. And I agree that find -size -!G does not do
> > what he wants but find -size 1G
> > does. Try it and you will see.
> 
> In a hopeless pedantic vein, the result differs from what was originally
> sought if the file size is exactly 1G.
You are right your assertion is a hopelessly pedantic statement.


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