Debian Bug report logs - #677963
/usr/share/man/man1/find.1.gz: Contradictory to the manual page, -size does count indirect blocks

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Package: findutils; Maintainer for findutils is Andreas Metzler <>; Source for findutils is src:findutils.

Reported by: Igor Bogomazov <>

Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:18:14 UTC

Severity: minor

Found in version 4.4.2-4ubuntu1

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From: Igor Bogomazov <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: /usr/share/man/man1/find.1.gz: Contradictory to the manual page, -size does count indirect blocks
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:06:16 +0400
Package: findutils
Version: 4.4.2-4ubuntu1
Severity: minor
File: /usr/share/man/man1/find.1.gz


$ man find | grep -m1 -A22 -- -size

The manual page find(1) states that -size does not count indirect blocks.
Were it true, it would be impossible to distiguish files >48K. Obviously,
-size does count indirect blocks.

The statement «the size does not count indirect blocks» is not clear enough
to understand what does it mean in reality. Please, reformulate it.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers precise-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'precise-updates'), (500, 'precise-security'), (500, 'precise-proposed'), (500, 'precise')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages findutils depends on:
ii  dpkg
ii  install-info  4.13a.dfsg.1-8ubuntu2
ii  libc6         2.15-0ubuntu10

findutils recommends no packages.

Versions of packages findutils suggests:
ii  mlocate  0.23.1-1ubuntu2

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