Block Size

The block size determines how many bytes radare2 commands will process when not given an explicit size argument. You can temporarily change the block size by specifying a numeric argument to the print commands. For example px 20.

[0xB7F9D810]> b?
| Usage: b[f] [arg]
| Get/Set block size
| b 33     set block size to 33
| b eip+4  numeric argument can be an expression
| b        display current block size
| b+3      increase blocksize by 3
| b-16     decrease blocksize by 16
| b*       display current block size in r2 command
| bf foo   set block size to flag size
| bj       display block size information in JSON
| bm 1M    set max block size

The b command is used to change the block size:

[0x00000000]> b 0x100   ; block size = 0x100
[0x00000000]> b+16      ;  ... = 0x110
[0x00000000]> b-32      ;  ... = 0xf0

The bf command is used to change the block size to value specified by a flag. For example, in symbols, the block size of the flag represents the size of the function.

[0x00000000]> bf sym.main    ; block size = sizeof(sym.main)
[0x00000000]> pd @ sym.main  ; disassemble sym.main
...

You can combine two operations in a single one (pdf):

[0x00000000]> pdf @ sym.main