behavior of index_folder_size?

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defc
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behavior of index_folder_size?

Post by defc » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:47 am

I am using following command to generate the efu file :-

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everthing.exe -nodb -config myefu.ini -create-file-list d.efu d:\
The .ini file is :-

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[Everything]
allow_http_server=0
allow_etp_server=0
run_as_admin=0
run_in_background=0
check_for_updates_on_startup=0
auto_include_fixed_volumes=0
auto_include_removable_volumes=0
auto_include_fixed_refs_volumes=0
auto_include_removable_refs_volumes=0
file_list_filename_column_visible=1
auto_remove_offline_ntfs_volumes=0
index_folder_size=1
The efu file looks like this -

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Filename,Size,Date Modified,Date Created,Attributes
"d:\Apps",0,132106648030912618,132106647956122529,16
"d:\Apps\7-Zip",0,132106648032845111,132106648030912618,16
"d:\Apps\7-Zip\7-zip.chm",108074,131951340000000000,132106648031212448,32
"d:\Apps\7-Zip\7-zip.dll",78336,131952384000000000,132106648032721658,32
"d:\Apps\7-Zip\7-zip32.dll",50688,131952384000000000,132106648032741652,32
I am assuming that index_folder_size is ignored in this instance, as the directory does not have have its size set?
And ii is only used in the GUI which calculates the sizes by adding up contents of subfolders, and creates an index on it in addition?

Is that right?

void
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Re: behavior of index_folder_size?

Post by void » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:54 am

Correct.

Everything always re-calculates the folder sizes. (They are never loaded from the efu file)

-create-file-list does not generate folder sizes. The -create-file-list command line option does not load your Everything.ini

Please try the command line interface ES to export folder sizes to a file list.
ES.exe d: -export-efu out.efu

Note: ES will pull filenames from your Everything index, you will need to make sure your D: drive is included in your Everything index.

defc
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Re: behavior of index_folder_size?

Post by defc » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:10 pm

Thanks for the explanation, void!

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