Description of problem:
manpage of "du" describes the option to display the result in megabytes. The option is (short) -m or (long) --megabytes.
The former option (short) works but not the second (long).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Which man page?
I cannot see it in the man page provided by the coreutils pacakge. It must be a translation of the original man page what is not up2date...
Yes I forgot to mention, this is the french manpage.
Thanks for the additional info! I am switching the component to man-pages-fr. The bug still exists in Fedora rawhide.
Yes, unfortunately man pages from such collections of translated
man pages are very often out of date.
(In reply to Benjamin Bellec from comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> manpage of "du" describes the option to display the result in megabytes. The
> option is (short) -m or (long) --megabytes.
> The former option (short) works but not the second (long).
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> coreutils 8.4-31.el6_5.2
Same for the option
Afficher la taille en kilo-octets. Cette option a priorit sur la
variable d'environnement POSIXLY_CORRECT.
The short option -k exists, the long version doesn’t exist.
I marked the French du man-page as obsolete now by adding this
text at the top:
La traduction de cette page de manuel pour "du" est obsolète par rap‐
port à la version actuelle de "du". Pour avoir la dernière version de
la page de manuel, veuillez utiliser la version anglaise. La version
anglaise est disponible avec la commande suivante :
LANG=en_US.UTF-8 man du
I pushed this fix to F19, F20, F21, and rawhide.
Here is a build for RHEL-6.6:
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.