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SubjectRe: Changing KB, MB, and GB to KiB, MiB, and GiB in
In article <> you wrote:
> Eric has decided to follow the following standard:
> IEC 60027-2, Second edition, 2000-11,
> Letter symbols to be used in electrical technology -
> Part 2: Telecommunications and electronics.
> and has changed all the abbreviations for Kilobyte (KB) to KiB,
> Megabyte (MB) to MiB, etc, etc.

I did this for nettools (i.e. ifconfig), too:

RX bytes:2120660294 (1.9 GiB) TX bytes:341183013 (325.3 MiB)

man page:

Since net-tools 1.60-4 ifconfig is printing byte counters
with SI units. So 1 KiB are 2^10 byte. Note, the numbers
are truncated to one decimal (which can by quite a large
error if you consider 0.1 PiB is 112.589.990.684.262 bytes :)
route(8), netstat(8), arp(8), rarp(8), ipchains(8) - Prefixes
for binary multiples

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