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find . file -/+ size except *.filetype

Alright what I am looking for is a way to do something that can find all files less than size except filenames with an extension or more. May be more than one. find . -type f -size -20M -name /! ...
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Don't load undo file if it's too large in Vim 7.3+

I just copied a massive amount of text (on the order of millions of lines, I think) into a Vim register, opened a new file, pasted, and then proceeded to edit the new copy of the excerpt. Vim was ...
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How to output file sizes in human-readable format in an rsync logfile

I know that the -h option outputs filesizes in human-readable format when, ex, displaying the transfer progress with --progress, but is it possible to get this same file size formatting in the log ...
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What's the minimum occupied space that triggers Windows' low space notification?

Is it a percentage related to the partition size? Or, is it a hard-fixed number? What if it's a non-system partition? Why would it matter to Windows if it isn't installed into it? In my case, I run ...
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How can I get around the length limit for org-mode files? (disabling linum-mode for orgs only)

Org-mode starts to choke around 4000 lines with a really simple outline (I've seen crashes as well as generally slow behavior). This is depressingly short. What can I do to alleviate this? Is there a ...
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Why do two identical files on two different NFS file systems differ 16.7% in number of blocks?

I have two identical files, located on two different NFS filesystems. According to ls -l or du -b, their sizes are identical, but the difference with du -k or ls -s is 114072 blocks, or 16.7%. What ...
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Outlook on a MAC and the 1GB limit

While waiting for MS Office 2014 to arrive and address the 1GB limitation, has anyone written an AppleScript for detecting file size on an Outlook file/folder to send a threshold exceed warning ...
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Why is it when you save a pdf a second time it gets smaller?

I noticed on my computer if I were to open a pdf with Adobe Reader XI and save it again, the new copy is smaller. Why is this? Is there a loss of quality?
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Ripping DVDs which (appear) to contain much more than 8.5GB

Recently I've come across an increasing number of DVDs which appear to contain far more data than physically possible. They appear to contain multiple copies of the main movie VOBs. Note that these ...
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Why is my short FLV so large? Exporting from Premier Pro CS6

I am exporting a 90 second FLV from Premier Pro with a 2-pass VBR of 400 kbps. The minimum BR target is 60% and the max is 110%. The variability is 80 and the undershoot is 90 at good quality. Why is ...
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How to open huge PNG image [duplicate]

I have a really big PNG image, it's ~11GB. Is there any way to open it? I would just like to view it without too many problems. I tried Photoshop CS6 and it's too big even for this kind of modern ...
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File sizes ordered by date

If I had FSQL, I would write select size from directory1 order by date. But, I have a Windows and Cygwin. Windows Explorer can sort the items by date but it rounds the file sizes to much. So, I am ...
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adding file size of two or more files in powershell

Why is the following snippet only adding the byte-size of the last file to 0 and not the size of all files matching? $sizeOfVhds = 0 (Get-Item "\\blahhh.com\foo\bar\*.vhd") | ForEach-Object { ...
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What are sparse files and how to deal with them?

When dealing with sparse files, df appears to report the dummy size and not the apparent size of the file which makes it difficult to monitor free space on the system. (I use df -h to check disk ...
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What is the largest size of a 640x480 JPEG?

I'm creating a data storage device that takes a certain number of pictures of the night sky over a couple of hours, and the pictures will be downloaded right after they are all taken. The memory card ...
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When encoding a video, is there a way to know the resulting file size in advance?

Is there a way to know how large your resulting file size will be before your video is finished encoding? BTW: I am using Microsoft Expression Encoder.
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Outlook 2010 SIZE displaying wrong

In the SIZE column some e-mail (ussually the larger ones) are listed as "0 B" vice "855 KB". All of the ones 1 MB or larger are listed this way, and none are listed correctly. Some of the ones "436 ...
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How to get the size of each file inside a directory in windows?

I need to monitor a folder in windows Server. This folder gets updated every time. I need to get the size of the file and file name inside this folder - Just by running a script. Please help.
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File size changed after put through FTP

I'm trying to send a file to a FTP server using Perl. The program works almost well, but the file size changed (file size on remote host is different from localhost). After checking, i realize that: ...
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Mac OS X Finder: Substantial disparity between “Size” and “on disk” values for file

On Mac OS X (I'm using 10.8/Mountain Lion), you can inspect files in the Finder via Option-Click -> "Get Info". Doing so opens a panel with all sorts of information. In the top right corner, you can ...
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How to get programs to show their size in the control panel?

In Windows' Control Panel when I go to uninstall a program many do not show their size. Why does this happen and how can I change it? Even Microsoft Office doesn't show it's size which surprises me ...
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Image is too big for DVD, even though the image is small enough?

I am trying to burn an ISO image to a DVD. The DVD is supposed to store 4.7 GB, but when I try to burn the image to it, Windows says the DVD is too small. The image is 4.51 GB big, and uses 4.51 GB ...
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Preventing PDF document from having a digital signature added with long term signature validation?

I'm running into a new issue with PDF file sizes. It seems that Acrobat X and above now have by default enabled a preference called "Include Signature’s Revocation Status When Signing". Essentially ...
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RAR is 3x larger than its content

I've downloaded a couple of RAR files and noticed something very strange: File1.rar: 1.94GB Video1.TS: 1.92GB Readme.rtf: 1KB   File2.rar: 1.94GB Video2.MP4: 627MB Readme.rtf: 1KB ...
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Why Is Outlook “Verifying Data Integrity”?

I'm not very experienced in this area, but One of the computers at my workplace, when starting outlook, will say "verifying data integrity" on start up very frequently and will take hours to complete. ...
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How to save a PSD as a low size PDF

i have my CV on a PSD file so when i save it as a PDF the file size is like 55Mb. so i've tried to save it and open it with Adobe Acrobat to save it again as low size PDF and the file size it's 717Kb ...
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Estimated Time Left and Total File Size not showing up in Download

I am downloading Orcad Capture Lite software package from this official link. I am using the Download Acceleration Plus software, even after over 350MB of the file has downloaded, I am still not able ...
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Average file size statistics

Is there any way to calculate, and breakdown, average file sizes for a given directory (or drive)? Something that can give details such as:| Files of 4KB - 22KB: account to 20% of all files Files ...
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How do I calculate file size ignoring PDFs (or other binary files)?

I would like to calculate the file size of a directory tree, but I want to ignore all PDFs and images as well. Essentially, I'm trying to figure out what the size of the text-only files are. How can ...
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Why are some (all?) files bigger on Mac OS X?

I have noticed this mainly with torrents, but also with other things. For example, if I download a ~700MB movie, it'll download and take up ~760MB on my mac. The exact same torrent will take up the ...
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Dropbox account used on two computers different folder sizes

I have my Dropbox account setup on an iMac and a MacBook Air. When I check the folder size of a folder on the Dropbox account in Finder on the iMac it will say the file size is about 45,9 MB while on ...
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How do I make a PPT file as small as possible?

Currently I am agonizing over several large presentation files, which I happened to reprint to PDFs... One thing I wondered: Do PPT's (from Microsoft Powerpoint) always to have to be that big? And ...
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Can you create a hard disk-image of the same size as the target drive with GNU ddrescue?

I'm planning on using GNU ddrescue to create a drive image of my failing 1 TB hard drive. Can I store the image sufficiently on another 1 TB hard drive? I figure the answer would be no because the ...
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Determine file size of image embedded in a Word document

My father called me up with an issue he needed help with. He had edited a Word document he received and found out he was unable to mail it, as it was extremely large. The number of pages was low, ...
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Illustrator filesize

I'm using illustrator CS3 and when I save I notice too large file size for a small vector graphic. So to test I have just created a document 512x256px 300dpi and I draw a square. I save the file and ...
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Software utility to send an email when a file's size starts getting too big?

Is there a utility that you can set up to watch a file, (meaning that the software tells the OS that it wants to notified when the file is written to) and send a notification email when the file ...
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Why is the physical size of a .dylib file smaller than it's logical size?

There is a behavior I cannot explain in OSX Lion (might be on other versions too). When I copy or duplicate some applications, for example iTunes, that contain some dynamic libraries, the physical ...
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Windows 7 doesn't show image size for all images

On Windows 7's new file layout in Explorer. Some PNGs will show the size whereas others won't. I've tried rebooting and clearing the cache, but it doesn't work. Also, all of these images were saved ...
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Can't open 6 MB file in Paint, error says there is not enough RAM

I have a JPG file of 6 MB. It can be opened by AI or Photoshop but when I try to open it with Paint, an error message is saying that there is not enough RAM or resources to open the file. I wonder ...
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How to further optimize PDF filesize?

I've been combining PDFs into a single file with Acrobat X Standard and have been able to get a 30-page document down to ~8MB. I've been seeing numerous similar documents that are just as, if not more ...
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Gimp reports huge file size (in the GB range) when trying to export to JPG

If I load a JPG file (2-4 MB in size) into Gimp for photo manipulation and try to export it, Gimp reports the file size will be in the region of 1.3 GB! I have to export it as PNG, which results in a ...
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Why doesn't num blocks times block size match file size?

Here is what I get when I issue stat command for a file in my linux: yasar@yasar-laptop ~/myscripts/sysprog $ LC_ALL=C stat error.c File: 'error.c' Size: 184 Blocks: 8 IO Block: ...
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What's the name of that law that has to do with computer usage and the reoccurance of numbers in the file sizes? [closed]

I forget exactly how it goes, but it's some sort of correlation that noted that examining the file size of a variety of folders and files results in like 1 always being the most prominent number, ...
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Reducing image size on Windows XP

I have a scanned JPG file and due to high quality scanning, the file size is large. What I would like to do is reduce the image size of the file, keeping the jpg format, but losing Quality obviously. ...
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Mac OS X not reporting directory sizes correctly?

In Finder, I've noticed that if I duplicate some .app files (in the Applications folder), Finder will show that the duplicate .app file is not the same size as the original. This file size ...
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Determine size of registry

How can I determine the size of my registry? I'm trying to backup my registry, and its taking a long time. I din't think there was a file path I could go to to check its' properties like any other ...
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Does a smaller cluster size increase the ratio of NTFS compression?

I read that NTFS compression needs a partition formatted with an allocation unit size <= 4KB. Could a smaller cluster size of a partition give more compression and lessen wasted space? For ...
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Linux : Rotating log buffer with output redirection

I have an application that prints errors on stderr. I can redirect that output to a file with app 2> log.txt (Un)fortunately I log tons of information. I'd like log.txt to not grow too much, or ...
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Photoshop CS5: Filesize difference when saving

Photoshop says filesize will be 1.938k But actual filesize after saving is 2.96KB Any ideas why this is happening? Update 1: To clarify, I'm talking about File > Save for Web Update 2: I asked ...
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Count total file size of many files in Windows

When I want to burn a CD R with lots of files, I have to make sure the total file size in my folder doesn't exceed the capacity of the disc (680MB). In Windows are there possibilities to check the ...