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[Discuss] Missing commas in terabyte values   [Discuss]

By: Ben Kent       
Date: Jan 11,2017 at 16:39
In Response to: [Discuss] Missing commas in terabyte values (Peter Shute)

> I've just come across my first terabyte sized directory. It appears
> that Ztree deals with this by displaying the size by omitting two commas
> instead of using two extra characters to display the first digit and the
> comma following it. See attached example screen shot below.
>
> This makes these large directories harder to spot, and the sizes are
> difficult to interpret unless you've come across them before.
>
> Has this been discussed before? What's the best solution? Leave it as
> is? Widen the columns? Display large values in MB?
>
> I found this suggestion for an option to display in MB or GB instead of
> KB:
> http://www.ztw3.com/forum/forum_entry.php?id=117685
> It had no discussion at the time. Is it time to revive the discussion?
>
>

I see three options here for the file window and the Alt-[K]ilo information

1. Maximum information
Current behavior
Pro:
You see as much information as can be fitted in
Con:
You have to look for "missing" comma's and the multiplier to be able to compare numbers.

2. Consistent multiplier and comma's (per view)
Pro:
Easier to quickly scan to see the biggest files
Con:
Loose resolution for smaller files
Note:
Would need a new configuration item

3. Option for a bar graph "file size" in the current view
Would need a new configuration item
Good for a quick visual overview, but will lose detail.



These issues will start to affect the "Statistics Panel" as files grow larger.


Also there is a little bit of overlap with my old Alt-Filedisplay ZEP http://www.ztw3.com/forum/forum_entry.php?id=58373 particularly the "o. Size" and "Squeezing algorithm" bits

Ben

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