Check size prior to download


DVC newbie here. Thanks for developing a much-needed tool.

I was wondering if there is a way to obtain the size information of the dvc files/folders before issuing a dvc pull. I have searched through the manual but failed to find any information.

Say I have datasets.dvc file uploaded by a teammate and I would like to learn it’s size prior to downloading it.

DVC version: 1.7.9


Hi @ozyo !

There is no such feature right now, but we’ve recently added size fields to our dvc files and we will be able to use them to approximate how much data we need to download/upload without taking deduplication into account. We also plan to add a more precise mechanism to account for deduplication in such donwload/upload predictions. Both will be added to commands like dvc status -c/dvc diff/dvc ls/etc (e.g. So stay tuned! :slightly_smiling_face: