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#1 2013-12-04 09:54:00

Von_Kossa
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Registered: 2011-02-14
Posts: 2

Why do Thunar show file sizes in GB rather than GiB

Hi!

Before Xfce 4.8, i do not remember what version number Thunar had then, Thunar showed file sizes in GiB, but ever since then it shows them in GB instead. This is a strange decision and i wonder why? Every other application shows filesizes in GiB.
For an example. 1000 bytes is one 1 KB, 1024 bytes is one KiB. In microsoft OS:es one 1 KB is 1024 bytes because they do not follow modern naming standards.

The problem with this arises when you have 345 GB free disk space reported in Thunar but it reports as 321,3 "GB" (actually GiB) in every other application.

See this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibibyte


I would like to know the reasoning behind this change because in every operating system i have had since birth (the list is long), sizes in filesystems have been following the logic that 1024 bytes is one KB (actually one KiB), except in Thunar....

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#2 2013-12-04 21:42:55

Jristz
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From: Sud-America
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 91

Re: Why do Thunar show file sizes in GB rather than GiB

you can either ask in the mailist or raise a bug in the bugtracker asking for reuse the ?iB nomenclature instead of ?B


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