Size Syntax

Sizes are specified with non-negative integers and unit specifiers, which are not case-sensitive. Unit specifiers include the following:

  • b, bytes

  • kb, kilobytes (x1000)

  • kib, kibibytes (x1024)

  • mb, megabytes (x1000x1000)

  • mib, mebibytes (x1024x1024)

  • gb, gigabytes (x1000x1000x1000)

  • gib, gibibytes (x1024x1024x1024)

  • tb, terabytes (x1000x1000x1000x1000)

  • tib, tebibytes (x1024x1024x1024x1024)

  • unlimited, -1 (if allowed, explicitly set no upper limit)

For example, you can specify a size of 1,000,000 bytes as 1MB. To specify a size of 1,048,576 bytes, you can use 1MiB or 1 mib.

Whitespace surrounding the value and the unit specifier is not significant. For example, 5gb is equivalent to 5 gb .

Some properties limit minimum or maximum sizes.

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