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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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0answers
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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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1answer
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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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4answers
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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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3answers
677 views

Is there any way to get the size of a remote file without downloading it?

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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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4answers
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Actual file size on mac os x

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 ...
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2answers
996 views

file size returned from ls - Linux vs OS X

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 ...
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Sort All Files (any depth) within a Folder by Size

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 ...