Feature: Make thunar display recursive file size

Asked by alexxcons on 2015-02-08

For me it would be nice to have the option to enable recursive file-size display in the default-view of thunar.
When searching why a bunch of nested folders needs so much memory, it's always a pain to right-click each single folder and its sub-folders to see the total size. ( As painful as using du + cd in the console )
For this use-case it would be much more convenient to directly see the total-size in the thunar default-view.

I am aware of the ext4 / inode problem ( circular file-system references) , that's why I would disable the feature on default and allow to enable it in the thunar-preferences.

If you agree with me, I would take care for the implementation and provide a patch.
( I am curently using thunar v1.2.3 .. maybe this feature already is available in the trunk-version ? )

What do you think ?

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I suggest you report a bug but mark it as a feature request

alexxcons (alexander.schwinn) said : #2

Ok, I reported an according bug ( see related bug) .. however no idea how to mark it as a feature request

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