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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-77523

QFileInfo::size() reports the size of symlink target instead of the link file itself, contrary to the documentation

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3: Somewhat important
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: 5.12.4
    • Fix Version/s: 5.13.2, 5.14.0 Beta 1
    • Component/s: Core: I/O, Documentation
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    • Environment:
      Windows 10
    • Platform/s:
      Windows
    • Commits:
      abfac029ceaf6c3199694a505f312ace347b8245 (qt/qtbase/5.13)

      Description

      I've noticed this error a while back in my Qt-based file manager application. When I got around to fixing it, I've found that other people have discovered it as well: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/53411886/qfileinfo-size-is-returning-shortcut-target-size

      Note how difficult it is to get the true size of a link file. And, of course, the documentation states that size() should not follow the symlink.

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              • Assignee:
                thiago Thiago Macieira
                Reporter:
                alexium Alex
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