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Smallest reported File size = 4k

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BOL, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. BOL

    BOL Member

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    Anyone know why this is?

    It doesn't matter how big the file is, it gets counted as 4k. This can really distort the size of the site.
     
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    Is this normal; really?
     
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    4k is the size of a cluster and only 1 file can be stored in a cluster so anything smaller than 4k uses 4k of space. Cluster sizes are determined by the file allocation table (FAT).
     
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    that doesnt have to be true. It all depends on the file system + OS that you are using.

    Yes, 4 k is the normal size for Linux Red Hat
     
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    That makes sense. To a technical degree. And I appreciate the response.

    Somehow I don't think it's gonna fly well with customers though. :(
     
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    X-Istencedotcom Well-Known Member

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    If your customers arnt to computer savy i dont think they will notice, if they are, well then once they complain, offer them an upgrade or something ( free of charge, space doesnt cost to much ).
     
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