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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
You see as much information as can be fitted in
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)
Easier to quickly scan to see the biggest files
Loose resolution for smaller files
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


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