Re: find /etc -size -1G return only empty files

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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

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