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    Default All files size-increased!?

    I was downloading Scilab 64-bit from the website, a file which is 138 Mb size (checked it on Windows). But when I was about to open it, I noted it reads 148 Mb! Even I tried copying it to my FAT-formatted USB, where it read the same 148 Mb, but when reading my USB on Windows it read the original size, 138 Mb!

    Tried other downloaded files, the same results, in fact, I think it's happening with all my saved data. What's going on?

    Using openSUSE 12.1 x86_64 with GNOME.

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    Default Re: All files size-increased!?

    On 2012-03-03 04:16, F style wrote:
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    > I was downloading Scilab 64-bit from the website, a file which is 138 Mb
    > size (checked it on Windows). But when I was about to open it, I noted
    > it reads 148 Mb! Even I tried copying it to my FAT-formatted USB, where
    > it read the same 148 Mb, but when reading my USB on Windows it read the
    > original size, 138 Mb!


    Verify the size in bytes, not megs.

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    Default Re: All files size-increased!?

    You are sre that it iis always in MB and not MiB in some cases?
    Henk van Velden

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    On 2012-03-03 09:36, hcvv wrote:
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    > You are sre that it iis always in MB and not MiB in some cases?


    I thought of that, and made the calculations, but they don't fit, several
    megs difference.

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    Default Re: All files size-increased!?

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2012-03-03 09:36, hcvv wrote:
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    > You are sre that it iis always in MB and not MiB in some cases?


    I thought of that, and made the calculations, but they don't fit, several
    megs difference.

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    I guess the OP should have done this. And what did he do with your suggestion?

    BTW could the file have unused blcks? We have no information whatsoever. Only a story. No factual (computer) information.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: All files size-increased!?

    On 2012-03-04 15:46, hcvv wrote:
    > I guess the OP should have done this. And what did he do with your
    > suggestion?


    Nothing, AFAIK.

    > BTW could the file have unused blcks? We have no information
    > whatsoever. Only a story. No factual (computer) information.


    Right.

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    OK, what info do you need? I'm sure of what I saw (at least) in the first post...
    And this time I want to believe I don't have file system corrupted just as happened before...

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    Default Re: All files size-increased!?

    Post #2 asked for the file size, thus:
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    ls -l <the-file>
    And show why you think it is different on the website.

    And by-the-way, many people here will not be impresed by what Windows says.
    Last edited by hcvv; 04-Mar-2012 at 14:52.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: All files size-increased!?

    Here the Scilab download website. It says the Linux 64-bit version is 138 Mb (and so says on Windows).
    On openSUSE (Nautilus) it says 144 Mb (not 148, sorry). By using ls -l, I got the size: 144797816. Guess it's reading the same size of openSUSE rather than its "real" size...

    Also tried with a mp4 movie I have. Source website said it was 300.11 Mb. On openSUSE it reads 314 Mb and ls -l reads 314693000. Seemingly openSUSE's increase rate is not constant...

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    Default Re: All files size-increased!?

    Am 04.03.2012 23:26, schrieb F style:
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    > On openSUSE (Nautilus) it says 144 Mb (not 148, sorry). By using ls -l,
    > I got the size: 144797816. Guess it's reading the same size of openSUSE
    > rather than its "real" size...
    >

    144797816/1024/1024 = 138.089
    so whatever nautilus says it seems to be in powers of 1000 instead of 1024

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