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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Is it at all possible to get the size of a remote file without downloading it? The file is over HTTP, not (S)FTP. I want to know this because I want to download something while connected with a ...
How can I make Mac Finder show the actual size of files not 'size on disk' multiples of 4KB [duplicate]
I understand that the minimum disk allocation block is 4kb, but in Finder I don't really care about that. I'd much rather be able to see which of 12 similar text files/images is largest, expecially ...
I have a large number of folders that each contain quite a few files of varying sizes (from a few bytes to 400kb or so), mostly smaller ones. I need to get the actual (not the disk usage) size of ...
I have been moving a large number of files between a Linux system (ext3) and Mac OS X (HFS) and have noticed the slight variation in how the file size is reported by the ls command. Having done some ...
I have a folder full of folders and files. I want to sort files by size (so I could remove the largest files). I know how to do that in Windows Explorer, but I can not find a way to do it in Mac OS X ...