I vote for this feature. In du and df commands, this is invoked with:
-h, --human-readable
print sizes in human readable format (e.g., 1K 234M 2G)

--si likewise, but use powers of 1000 not 1024

Currently, in rsync, -h is the short form of --help.

Cheers,
Manuel.


Martin Geisler wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I would like to suggest an option to rsync that makes it output sizes
> in human readable units, instead of always using bytes. So
>
> Total file size: 30864401502 bytes
>
> would be output as:
>
> Total file size: 28.7 GiB
>
> Similarly for mebibytes and kibibytes.
>
> If there's already such an option, then I'm sorry -- I didn't find it
> in the manual pages.
>
>



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