Human Readable Sort

I was using sort the other day at work and got annoyed that it wouldn't sort by human-readable units. I wrote a patch that night, signed up for coreutils mailing list the next day and emailed it in.

I worked with one of the developers trading the patch back and forth the next two nights.

Now, `du -hs * | sort -h` is ready to be added to the coreutils. My first FSF contribution.


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