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Multiplicative postfixes

Multiplicative postfixes acceptable by some commands, ex. dd:

Postfix Name Power value Numeric value
KB kilo 10^3 1000
K
KiB
kilo 2^10 1024
MB mega 10^6 1 000 000
M
MiB
mega 2^20 1 048 576
GB giga 10^9 1 000 000 000
G
GiB
giga 2^30 1 073 741 824
TB tera 10^12
T
TiB
tera 2^40
PB peta 10^15
P
PiB
peta 2^50
EB eksa 10^18
E
EiB
eksa 2^60
ZB zetta 10^21
Z
ZiB
zetta 2^70
YB jotta 10^24
Y
YiB
jotta 2^80

Use cases: dd if=/dev/urandom of=plik.dat bs=1K count=1 dd if=/dev/urandom of=plik.dat bs=1KB count=1 dd if=/dev/urandom of=plik.dat bs=1KiB count=1