Thunar shows folder sizes wrong

Bug #59235 reported by Jarno Suni
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Thunar File Manager
In Progress
thunar (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

If I select one or more folders in Thunar, it does not show the recursive sum of the selected folders right. It does not give me information of the size of data in folders that I am going to copy somewhere, for example.

Workaround for one directory: Select the directory and open its properties dialog to see the size of its contents.

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Adam Miller (maxamillion) wrote :

It seems as though Thunar only displays the size of directory icon or possibly the storage size of the directory listing in memory (if I am using the correct wording on the "directory listing")

Changed in thunar:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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Jérôme Guelfucci (jerome-guelfucci-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. I can confirm this, thunar shows incorrect values for the memory taken by the folders.

Changed in thunar:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in thunar:
status: Unknown → In Progress
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Jarno Suni (jarnos) wrote :

Counting sizes recursively automatically might make selecting unresponsive.

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huiii (a00ps) wrote :

i confirm this one on xubuntu hardy 8.04
folder-size by thunar is icon-size.

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James Munro (chapter78) wrote :

I also have this issue, its pretty annoying. I know that it might take a while to get the size if the folder has large contents, however this feature is present in Nautilus and should be in Thunar.

- Xubuntu 8.04.1 'Hardy Heron' x86_64

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Frankynstone (frankynstone) wrote :

This issue is still present on Xubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), it must soon be solved. Could please anyone do this? The size of each directory is shown as 4KB, very annoying.

Jarno Suni (jarnos)
description: updated
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kura (dash29-free) wrote :

This bug is always here on Thunar 1.4.0

tags: added: fixed-in-master
Changed in thunar (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package thunar - 1.6.0-0ubuntu1

thunar (1.6.0-0ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low

  * Upload to raring.
  * Remaining Ubuntu change:
    - debian/control: recommend udisks2 for mounting devices. lp: #1014632
  * Drop obsolete Ubuntu changes:
    - debian/patches/02_guard-for-no-supported-vfs-schemas.patch,
      debian/patches/xubuntu_fix-duplicate-volumes.patch: included upstream.
  * Bugs fixed:
    - "Thunar: sendto_printer broken" lp: #1061846
    - "segfault when a specific html file is selected" lp: #751739
    - "can't book mark remote shares" lp: #778268
    - "Thunar crashed with SIGSEGV in thunarx_menu_provider_get_file_actions()
      thinking a directory was a file" lp: #852410
    - "Left or right-clicking on 3MB or bigger svg file is unresponsive"
      lp: #893330
    - "Thunar crashed with SIGSEGV in fast_validate()" lp: #913041
    - "Thunar crashed with SIGSEGV in thunar_file_get_display_name()"
      lp: #931101
    - "Thunar crashed with SIGSEGV in sort_by_mime_type()" lp: #931842
    - "Thunar crashed with SIGSEGV in thunar_util_parse_parent()" lp: #969222
    - "thunar crashed with SIGSEGV in thunar_standard_view_cancel_thumbnailing()"
      lp: #1059397
    - "Does not unmount USB drive when you try first time" lp: #1059997
    - "regression: thunar no longer shows all unmounted, but mountable, volumes
      in sidepane" lp: #1068947
    - "Thunar shows folder sizes wrong" lp: #59235
    - "Right-click "Open With" list not refreshing" lp: #107392
    - "no thunar contextmenu with GTK setting "gtk-menu-popup-delay = 0""
      lp: #127372
    - "rename folder, still active but answers not on 'Enter'" lp: #479975
    - "Thunar hangs on first launch of each session" lp: #775117
    - "emblems disappear on rename" lp: #877755
    - "Remote Deleted file in Thunar remains visible until resfresh" lp: #999824
    - "Incorrect alphabetical sort order in thunar with non-latin (eg. cyrillic)
      file names" lp: #684317
    - "Thunar does not display current folder name" lp: #875193
    - "Thunar crashed with SIGSEGV in g_file_equal()" lp: #900306
    - "Hard to see, if volume is mounted or not" lp: #838917

thunar (1.6.0-1) UNRELEASED; urgency=low

  [ Lionel Le Folgoc ]
  * Drop the "Send to printer" action, xfprint4 is obsolete.
  * debian/control:
    - dropped libtdb-dev from b-deps, emblems have been moved to gvfs.
    - bumped minimum required exo version to 0.10.0 for the new symbol.

  [ Yves-Alexis Perez ]
  * New upstream release.
 -- Lionel Le Folgoc <email address hidden> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:13:58 +0100

Changed in thunar (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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