Can folder sizes remain calculated on folder change?

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Can folder sizes remain calculated on folder change?

Post by babmo » Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:42 pm

If I have a list of folders and calculate all their sizes, I go into them one by one, the sizes disappear and I have to calculate again each time. It would be cool if they could be cached or something, for a certain time period or a number of folder changes. I know calculating is expensive, but maybe there can be a switch or a disk usage mode (folder sizes calculation always active) like terminal file managers?

Alternatively, can the panel preview for folders show the contents? Again, terminal file managers do that. I know it’s not the same thing, it’s just about the principle. The QuickLook preview of folders is pretty useless as it is now. Maybe size could be also shown there. Or maybe there is a way to show the terminal with tree command in the preview panel?

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Re: Can folder sizes remain calculated on folder change?

Post by mike » Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:40 pm

I understand the frustration from the need to re-calculate the sizes. On the other hand, any caching of such data opens a can of words named "cache invalidation" and to my understanding there's no reliable way to know when the sizes become stale to flush them.
Could you alternatively adjust the workflow and use Alt+Enter to open a directory in the opposite panel?

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