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

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On Sat, 2010-03-27 at 18:43 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote: 
> On Sat, 2010-03-27 at 15:34 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > > I think it's clear that he wants to find files of under 1Gb. That is
> > not
> > > what "find -size 1G" does. It gives a list of all files with
> > non-zero
> > > size, which is not the same thing.
> > > 
> > > poc
> > > 
> > 
> > Ok, lets settle this. Do you know what you say to be true? Have you
> > tested it on files larger than 1G? I have no files that big  so I
> > can't test it.
> 
> I said nothing about files larger than 1G. My remarks were in relation
> to files of non-zero size.
> 
> In any case, testing this is easy:
> 
>         $ mkdir tst
>         $ cd tst
>         $ touch a
>         $ dd if=/dev/zero obs=1c count=1 of=b
>         $ dd if=/dev/zero obs=1c count=1 seek=1073741824 of=c
>         $ ls -l
>         total 8
>         -rw-rw-r-- 1 poc poc          0 2010-03-27 18:34 a
>         -rw-rw-r-- 1 poc poc        512 2010-03-27 18:34 b
>         -rw-rw-r-- 1 poc poc 1073742336 2010-03-27 18:34 c
>         $ find tst -size -1G
>         a
>         $ find tst -size 1G
>         b
>         $ find tst -size +1G
>         c
> 
> IOW, the "-size 1G" variant lists files of size greater than zero and not greater than 1G.
> 
> poc
> 

Well we finally agree. Hurrah :-)
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