Version: 1.6.1 (using KDE 4.6.3)
When a folder is selected then the folder size should be shown in the information pane. At present it doesn't show the correct file size.
Steps to Reproduce:
In Dolhin, try to select a folder/file,
The information place will show the file size to be between 4-6Kb.
It should show the actual file size
OS: Linux (i686) release 2.6.38-8-generic
Created attachment 60794 [details]
Snapshot of Dolphin
Created attachment 60795 [details]
Snapshot of infomation pane
This is not a bug, since the size of a directory on the filesystem a block, typically 4-6k.
It would be serious performance hit, to calculate the recursive size of a directory, on every click.
To see the size of the *contents* of a directory, you must right click -> properties. Then on the "General" tab, there is a "size:" that will give the recursive size.
@Vincent: I agree that showing the real size would be a performance hit, however the current behavior is a regression in the Information Panel that worked in earlier Dolphin versions; instead of showing the size in bytes the number of entries in the directory should be shown instead.
If it cannot show a file size then it shouldn't be shown at that place. Wat use is it by the way to a day to day user,in seeing a 4-6 kb file size. It would be better to remove that data from there and add some other useful feature that may be displayed in that place. By the way as Peter has said atleast number of files contained should be shown.
Fixed in http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=kdelibs.git&a=commit&h=b562e1652af0bf9047c1d3df4b8f5646bb6b61bd