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From Vincent Lefevre <>
Subject Re: truncated author names in 'svn ls -v' output
Date Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:58:27 GMT
On 2018-12-07 12:06:08 +0000, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Vincent Lefevre wrote on Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 12:43:42 +0100:
> > the issue with the suffix solution (B/K/M/G) is that it is actually
> > less readable when one has many files in the list. I mean that with
> > the full file size displayed, it is very easy to see which files take
> > the most space, or similar information: the number of digits gives the
> > order of magnitude of the file size; this can be found in a fraction
> > of second. With the suffix form, one needs to look at all the sizes
> > one by one.
> The output with SI suffixes is not the default.  If you don't opt-in to
> it by passing a new-in-1.12 option, you will never see it in the first
> place.

I'm a bit lost. :( I thought that this was the solution to make
more space for the author names (as the SI suffixes were discussed
under this thread).

> Did you have some specific change you wanted to propose?  (Other than
> making the 'author' column's width configurable)

I just wanted to have more than 8 characters for the authors names
(without changing the "file size" column).

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