How many Megabytes in the Trash?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GimmeSlack12, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    #1
    You know, I should know this, but I don't. In Mac OS Classic it would tell you how many megabytes you were throwing away. Now with OS X I don't even know how to find out how much stuff I have in the trash.

    How do you find out how much is in the trash?
     
  2. St Soichiro macrumors regular

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    Open trash and Get Info (Apple-I). Does this help?

    Edit: Just checked - you need to Select All first.
     
  3. tag macrumors 6502a

    tag

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    You can use terminal for a quick and dirty listing... :D

    To find out just the grand total of your Trash..
    Code:
    du -h -c ~/.Trash | grep total
    If you want to see the grand total, along with the size of each file ...
    Code:
    du -h -c ~/.Trash
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I've got a widget that sits on my Dashboard and adds up the Trash size.

    I got it somewhere on dashboardwidgets.com I think
     
  5. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Which is cmd-A.

    So just open up trash, press cmd-a then cmd-i and bob's your uncle.
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    [sarcasm]Yeah, I'm aware of the Commands. I've used Macs for 15 years +, so I know them....[/sarcasm]

    I'm such a dick.

    Regardless, there is no easy way of finding out the trash contents (although selecting all and getting info is fairly easy). Oh well.
     

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