[CentOS] find /etc -size -1G return only empty files

Nicolas Thierry-Mieg Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr
Thu Mar 25 10:09:57 UTC 2010

Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:
> Ala1n Sp1neu8 wrote:
>> Hello
>> find /etc -size -1G
>> should return all files less than 1Giga byte in /etc, but return a
>> list of empty file (size=0)
>> find /etc -size -2G
>> work fine and return all the files
>> This works the same  on my fedora11 and my centos 5 !
>> Did I miss something or is it a bug ?
> not sure, but:
> -1  strictly less than one, being an int that has got to be zero.
> G   unit is GB.

I'm sure now, a simple test confirms this.
+n : >=n, so behaves as expected
-n : <n, n being an int, so that's <=n-1 which can make a big difference 
when you have a G behind that n.

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