bin/54784: find -ls wastes space

Peter Pentchev roam at
Wed Jul 23 09:10:12 PDT 2003

The following reply was made to PR bin/54784; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Peter Pentchev <roam at>
To: andyf at
Cc: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: bin/54784: find -ls wastes space
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 19:06:35 +0300

 On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 01:41:38AM +1000, andyf at wrote:
 > >Number:         54784
 > >Category:       bin
 > >Synopsis:       find -ls wastes space
 > >Arrival-Date:   Wed Jul 23 08:50:11 PDT 2003
 > >Originator:     andyf at
 > >Release:        FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE i386
 > >Description:
 > 	When using the -ls option of find(1) the username and groupname are
 > 	formatted into a fixed length field of UT_NAMESIZE (MAXLOGNAME on
 >         -current). This patch does what top(1) does and scans for the long-
 > 	est username, then formats the field to this dynamic value.
 Would this not break existing scripts, which rely on the current
 fixed formatting?
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