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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Showing exact filesize in bytes instead of shortform in directory listing
Date Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:55:45 GMT
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Cie,

On 9/30/16 5:59 AM, Cie wrote:
> In Apache server 2.4, when activating the IndexOptions
> +FancyIndexing in the httpd.conf, the directory listing shows the
> file size of a file like in the following example:
> 
> exported_file.pdf 2.1M
> 
> The file size display is accumulated to Kilobytes (K) or Megabyte
> (M). The exact file size is 2176555 bytes, but instead "2.1M" is
> shown.
> 
> Is there a way to configure Apache server to show the exact file
> size in bytes in the directory listing? I had a look into the
> Apache documentation of [mod_autoindex]
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/mod_autoindex.html but have
> not found anything suitable.
> 
> Background: I want to mirror the directory with lftp, and lftp can
> not read the given filesize correctly out of the index. So lftp has
> to make HEAD requests to get the file size for each file. The
> additional HEAD requests would be not necessary if the index
> returns the exact file size.
> 
> Thank you very much and kind regards

It sounds like this is a good candidate for a web service which
returns exactly the information you need and no more. For example, if
you were to return the list of files and their file sizes as a CSV or
something simpler than an HTML document, you would be able to do it
even more easily.

- -chris
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