Plugin for Finder/Forklift to show size as Bytes always (not kB, MB, GB)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thulium, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. thulium macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2016
    Is there a plugin for Finder or the file manager Forklift to show the size always as Bytes and not - depending from the size - as kB, MB or GB?

    I prefer it, when data in columns have the same (SI) unit.

  2. 0d085d macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    I'm not aware of anything that does this natively.

    One workaround I can think of is to use Applescript to pop up a message with the sizes in bytes:

    tell application "Finder"
        set currentDir to (target of front Finder window) as text
        set result to (do shell script "cd " & (quoted form of POSIX path of currentDir) & "; stat -f '%N ... %z' *")
        display dialog result buttons {"OK"} default button 1
    end tell
    You can embed that in an Automator workflow, save it as a service and then assign it a keyboard shortcut in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts.
  3. thulium thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2016
    Thanks for your suggestion. But I want to see the sizes in the column next together.

    Bad luck for me.

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