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Is there a way to show directory size? (3 posts)

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  • Started 20 years ago by Dave
  • Latest reply 20 years ago from Dave
  • Dave Member

    Hello --

    Is there a way to get Fetch to show the size of a directory, in the shortcuts window and/or the file transfer window.

    It will show file sizes, but not folder sizes.

    What I'm trying to do is have an easy way to keep track of free space.

    I understand I can do a 'get info' on the site and get that, but I am on a very slow connection (28k usually -- dirt road phone line) and getting info on the whole site takes a while.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks --

    David Clark
    Cochran, Ga.

    Posted 20 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The FTP protocol does not include a way to quickly total the size of a directory's contents, so for Fetch to show totals in the file list would involve doing a "Get Info" on every directory. That would be much too slow for regular use, so you have to manually give the Get Info command to (slowly) get that information.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 20 years ago #

  • Dave Member

    Ok -- thanks for this info.

    David Clark
    Cochran, Ga.

    Posted 20 years ago #

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