directory dimension not updated after a move

Bug #125453 reported by Nicolò Chieffo on 2007-07-12
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

you can set in preferences, visualization, to add the "dimension" shown under a file/directory
this means filesize for files, and number of elements for a directoty.

do this simple think from ma nautilus window: create two directories:
source destination
create some files in source, and cut them
go to the parent directory:
you can see that source has now the wanted dimension (e.g. 3 files)
now paste, right clicking paste on the destination directory (not going into it), and you will see that the destination directory has the right dimension, but the source directory still has the previous dimension!

the source dimension should be updated when moving files

Nicolò Chieffo (yelo3) wrote :

If you do the same thing from a shell using mv, and you keep open the parent folder, the result is the opposite:
the source directory count is updated, while the destination count is not updated.

After doing other tests with touch and rm, I see that the problem persists. Maybe inotify is not used well, when displaying the dimension?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments here:

Changed in nautilus:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the current nautilus version works correctly, closing the bug

Changed in nautilus:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

using the context menu copy still trigger the bug, changing to triaged

Changed in nautilus:
status: Fix Released → Triaged
Nicolò Chieffo (yelo3) wrote :

Let's see if hundredpapercuts will accept this

description: updated
summary: - [gutsy] directory dimension not updated after a move
+ directory dimension not updated after a move
Mat Tomaszewski (mat.t.) wrote :

Not really a papercut - this is a tiny flaw, not really affecting any standard workflow

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

That's still an issue in 3.30

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