file size format is GiB not GB

Bug #589217 reported by Medya on 2010-06-03
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Fix Released
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

in the nautilus, in Properties dialoge it says GB for the file size .
but infact it is showing the file size as GiB .

so either change the file size format to GiB or change the appendix to GiB.

GiB (Geby Byte) is a standard that was defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in December 1998.

More Information on this bug :
to test this , you can try to burn a folder that nautilus shows as 4.5 GB [which can fit on a bank 4.7GB DVD] but you will see it wont fit , because infact the folder size is not is not 4.5 GB . and it is 4.5 GiB . Nautilus measures the filesize GiB (binary Giga byte), but by mistake it shows as GB (Decimal Giga Byte)

Medya (medya) on 2010-06-03
tags: added: binary decimal file gb gib nautilus size
Medya (medya) wrote :

I posted a blog post about this for more information you can

tags: removed: binary decimal file gb gib nautilus size
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus-elementary:
status: New → Confirmed
ammonkey (am-monkeyd) wrote :

fixed in maverick
g_format_size_for_display use Gio Mio Kio

Changed in nautilus-elementary:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

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

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-11-14
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Fix Released
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Oneiric Ocelot, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at to know how to install that version. Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue has been fixed in Oneiric

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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