Bug 428046 - Use metric units for file sizes
Summary: Use metric units for file sizes
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 428045
Alias: None
Product: frameworks-kio
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Gentoo Packages Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: KIO Bugs
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Reported: 2020-10-21 08:00 UTC by Erik Quaeghebeur
Modified: 2020-10-22 13:20 UTC (History)
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Description Erik Quaeghebeur 2020-10-21 08:00:31 UTC
File sizes in Krusader are given using IEC units (B, KiB = 1024 B, MiB = 1024 KiB,…). Metric units (B, kB = 1000 B, MB = 1000 kB,…) are more appropriate. The reasons are:

* There is no underlying reason to use multiples of 1024, because the size of the content is shown, not of the multiple of block size of the medium the file resides on.
* It is easier to reason in multiples of 1000 than in multiples of 1024.

Therefore, please use metric units for file sizes.
Comment 1 Davide Gianforte 2020-10-21 19:47:52 UTC
Human file sizes in Krusader are handled through KIO::convertSize(); moving as wishlist to the KIO devs to a shared discussion, if it won't be implemented upstream, we could use a Konfigurator option.
Comment 2 Erik Quaeghebeur 2020-10-22 13:20:06 UTC
If the bug this is a duplicate of (the one for Dolphin) doesn't result in a fix, this one can be reopened.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 428045 ***