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In the command ls -sh, what is the sh telling me?
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Basically if i ls -la, i get
ls -la bb_bb60_stats_indx_file3.dbf
-rw-r-----   1 oracle   oracle   22074630144 Aug 12 09:10 bb_bb60_stats_indx_file3.dbf
and if i ls -sh, i get
ls -sh bb_bb60_stats_indx_file3.dbf 43135584 bb_bb60_stats_indx_file3.dbf

What is the difference in what I am being shown?
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-s displays number of blocks used in the file system by each file
-h is human readable (byte, kb, mb, gb, tb, pb)

If you have man pages installed on your system you can run this command and it should tell you what the switches you are asking about mean:

man ls

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Thanks.
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