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man lvcreate - Am I blind or there is no description for "sS" ? (I can't find on redhat manual pages as well)

-L, --size LogicalVolumeSize[bBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE]
              Gives  the  size  to allocate for the new logical volume.
              A size suffix of K for kilobytes, M for megabytes, G for
              gigabytes, T for terabytes, P for
              petabytes or E for exabytes is optional.
              Default unit is megabytes.
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You may want to submit a request to the maintainers to add that documentation to the lvcreate man page. – Jodie C Mar 23 '12 at 13:53

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See this patch:

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I love it when developers add features and don't bother to document them. – Patrick Mar 22 '12 at 23:03
The pvs, vgs and lvs man pages have all the units, but some other man pages haven't been updated. – Gilles Mar 22 '12 at 23:42

I do not know the name of the sS but it takes 2048 of s to make 1m so kilobytes are double the size of s because it only takes 1024k to equal 1m.

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