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

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    Apr 10, 2016
    #1
    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. 0d085d macrumors regular

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    Apr 23, 2015
    #2
    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:

    Code:
    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

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    Apr 10, 2016
    #3
    Thanks for your suggestion. But I want to see the sizes in the column next together.

    Bad luck for me.
     

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