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carbajgu
Mission Specialist
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ex200 / find files by size behaves weird

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Hello!

Cant understand find command behavior. Looks like it is rounding from 1M to 0 and is unable to see nothing below 1M. Does anybody has a better explanation? So, if I want to search with certain precision I should work with k, right? / Regards

 

[root@rhel92vm ~]# find /usr/share -size +10k -a -size -1M|wc -l
0
[root@rhel92vm ~]# find /usr/share -size +10k -a -size -1024k |wc -l
15171
[root@rhel92vm ~]# find /usr/share -size +10k -a -size -2M |wc -l
15171

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tnishiok
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The behavior might vary depending on the version of the bundled find package, but at least the manual in RHEL9.2 looks to have the correct explanation.

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@carbajgu , so you are right. You should use the command with 'k', or even with 'c' depending on the precision you want to achieve.

Regards,
Toshi

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khokha
Flight Engineer
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Hi,

according to Red Hat

"  -size option rounds everything to single units,files that are smaller than 1 MB are shown with command find -size 1M, as it rounds all files to 1 MB.

tnishiok
Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer
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The behavior might vary depending on the version of the bundled find package, but at least the manual in RHEL9.2 looks to have the correct explanation.

screenshot.jpg

@carbajgu , so you are right. You should use the command with 'k', or even with 'c' depending on the precision you want to achieve.

Regards,
Toshi

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