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Metadata.size

This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

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.
Editor's Draft Initial specification.

This API has no official W3C or WHATWG specification.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 13 webkit No support No support No support No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support 0.16 webkit No support No support No support No support

See also

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