file-info on directorys

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file-info on directorys

Post by HPW »


Should file-info return the size of a Directory?
The doc is not clear.
And on windows it does not.

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(file-info "C:/Temp")
(0 16895 2 0 0 1457865730 1457865730 1309073923)


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Re: file-info on directorys

Post by Lutz »

The file-info just reports the contents of the C stat() or fstat() function argument structure, without any processing.

There are subtle differences how structure fields are used on different platforms but this manual page for Linux perhaps gives you an Idea: . To figure out the size of a directory, you would have to write a function yourself, using file-info on all files in a directory.

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