[CentOS] find /etc -size -1G return only empty files
Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 25 10:41:37 UTC 2010
Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:
> Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:
>> Ala1n Sp1neu8 wrote:
>>> 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.
Interesting. The man page is somewhat ambiguous on this point, but
does hint at that when it mentions that it references a number of
units, the unit being changeable, and defaults to 512 bytes.
should do what he wants, up to within 1MB blocks, but still
doesn't reference bytes. To do it exactly by the byte, one would
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