suggestion: show free HD space

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suggestion: show free HD space

#1 Post by flow » 2018-01-14 09:32

I suggest to display the free HD space next to the "Total size". I run out of HD space every now and then, and seeing how much free HD space there is left would be helpful.

P.S.: I find it slightly confusing that FileZilla displays it like "x files and y folders. Total size z", when the total size is just the size of the files, not files and folders.

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Re: suggestion: show free HD space

#2 Post by flow » 2018-01-24 11:18

No reply means yes!? :D

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Re: suggestion: show free HD space

#3 Post by botg » 2018-01-24 12:33

Calculating total size covering the contents of sub-directories is an extremely expensive operation. On the local system alone it can take several minutes to calculate this number.

Remote free disk space cannot be obtained, the protocols do not offer this capability. Local free diskspace is misleading, it can vary from directory to directory and may not be available at all. Some filesystems claim they are full when there's still free space, or have user-specific quotas or use file compression.

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Re: suggestion: show free HD space

#4 Post by flow » 2018-01-24 13:01

Ah, I see.... too bad. Thank you for the reply and have a good day!

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