Metadata.size

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The read-only size property of the Metadata interface specifies the size, in bytes, of the referenced file or other file system object on disk.

Syntax

var size = Metadata.size;

Value

A number indicating the size of the file in bytes.

Example

This example checks the size of a log file and removes it if it's larger than a megabyte.

workingDirectory.getFile("log/important.log", {}, function(fileEntry) {
  fileEntry.getMetadata(function(metadata) {
    if (metadata.size > 1048576) {
      fileEntry.remove(function() {
        /* log file removed; do something clever here */
      });
    }
  });
}, handleError); 

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
File and Directory Entries API
The definition of 'size' in that specification.
Draft Initial specification.

This API has no official W3C or WHATWG specification.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
ExperimentalNon-standard
Chrome Full support 13Edge ? Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: fscholz, Sheppy
Last updated by: fscholz,