Alfresco: Calculate folder size using Java based WebScript

I was assigned to a training task to write a web script for calculating the size of a folder or a file. But you need to go through all the nodes recursively. If you don’t calculate it recursively in folders you won’t get accurate folder size.

Requirements:

For this project, I generated the Alfresco 5 All-in-One maven project. You really don’t want Alfresco  Share module in this project. But I included it because you may need to find a NodeRefId. It would be easier with Share.  The source code of this project is available at GitHub.

size.get.html.ftl

size.get.desc.xml

FileSizeWebScript.java

service-context.xml 

Create above files in below locations of your maven project. 

How to test the web script?

Take a terminal. Navigate to project folder. And type below command.

$ mvn clean install -Prun -Dmaven.test.skip

It may take a while to start the Alfresco Repository and Share server. Wait till it finishes completely. 

Then open a web browser and go to http://localhost:8080/share. Then login. Go to Document library.

Find a folder and click on “View Details”. Then copy NodeRef from browser as shown below.

Open a new tab and type below URL. (Replace with the NodeRef you copied from Alfresco Share interface.)

[http://localhost:8080/alfresco/s/size?nodeRef=](http://localhost:8080/alfresco/s/size?nodeRef=%3CNodeRef%3E)

If you have followed the instruction properly, you will get a page like below.

If you have any questions regarding these examples, please comment!!! Enjoy Alfresco!

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