Size of directory and date of file
Gerald F 5 years ago • updated by Vlad R 4 years ago • 6 • 3 duplicates
One of my users, ask if it is possible to have a function to know the size of a directory
(recursively, with all subdirectories).
In our case of using filerun, we can have thousands of files in subdirectories, so I
think that it should not be displayed directly, but have a button that
makes a computing of this information, if is it possible.
Moreover in case of upload file users ask if the date of origin of the file
(i.e. the date of creation on the computer) can be preserved?
I do not think that technically it is possible, but I ask the question.
Customer support service by UserEcho
For the folder size, I can provide a plugin, as soon as we're done with releasing the software update we are currently busy testing.
The date the file was last modified could technically be sent to the server on upload, but not the date it was created.
Selecting the files in a folder will show you the total size on the details panel. FileRun will not automatically calculate the size of a folder with its subfolders, as that will adversely affect the user experience, being an action that takes considerable amount of time.
We are open for requests for adding an API method for calculating a folders size and/or a plugin that can be used for calculating on demand a folder' size from the FileRun user interface.
It's quite easy to make a plugin that does just that. You will find instructions here: http://docs.filerun.com/file_plugins#creating_a_plugin
We will soon be adding a quick option in the UI for checking a folder's size.
The feature is included in the now available FileRun update.