created_at2016-11-19 22:29:40.728514
updated_at2022-12-31 12:31:58.698587
descriptionA configurable crate to easily represent sizes in a human-readable format.



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Humansize is a humanization library for information size that is:

  • Simple & convenient to use
  • Customizable
  • Supports byte or bit sizes
  • no-std
  • Optionally non-allocating
  • Optionally accepts signed values

How to use it...

Add humansize as a dependency to your project's cargo.toml:

humansize = "2.1.3"

... to easily format a size:

  1. Import the format_size function as well as your preferred set of defaults:
    • DECIMAL (SI)
    • BINARY (IEC)
    • WINDOWS (IEC values but SI units)
  2. Call format_size with an unsigned integer
use humansize::{format_size, DECIMAL};

let size = 1_000_000u64;
let res: String = format_size(size, DECIMAL);

assert_eq!(&res, "1 MB");

... to format many sizes:

To improve reusability, you can use create_format, which returns a formatter function akin to format_size but with the options argument curried so it doesn't need to be specified again:

use humansize::{make_format, DECIMAL};

let formatter = make_format(DECIMAL);

assert_eq!(formatter(1_000_000u64), "1 MB");
assert_eq!(formatter(1_000_000_000u64), "1 GB");

... to avoid allocation:

Specify the no_alloc feature flag in your project's cargo.toml:

humansize = { version = "2.0.0", features = ["no_alloc"] }

This excludes all allocating code from compilation. You may now use the library's internal SizeFormatter struct, which implements core::fmt::display so that you can write! it to a custom buffer of your choice:

use humansize::{SizeFormatter, DECIMAL};

let formatter = SizeFormatter::new(1_000_000usize, DECIMAL);
assert_eq!(format!("{}", formatter), "1 MB");

... with the impl style API:

For stylistic reasons, you may prefer to use the impl-style API of earlier versions of the crate. To do so, specify the impl-style feature flag in your project's cargo.toml:

humansize = { version = "2.0.0", features = ["impl_style"] }

Enabling this feature makes two methods available:

  • format_size on unsigned integers types
  • format_size_i on signed integer types.

To use it, bring the FormatSize trait into scope and call its method on an integer type:

use humansize::{FormatSize, FormatSizeI DECIMAL};

assert_eq!(1_000_000u64.format_size(DECIMAL), "1 MB");
assert_eq!((-1_000_000).format_size_i(DECIMAL), "-1 MB");

... to further customize the output:

Humansize exports three default option sets:

  • Decimal: kilo = 1000, unit format is XB.
  • Binary: kilo = 1024, unit format is XiB.
  • WINDOWS (Windows): kilo = 1024, unit format is XB.

The formatting can be further customized by providing providing your own option set. See the documentation of the FormatSizeOptions struct to see all the addressable parameters, and this example for its usage.

... to accept negative values:

The solutions presented above only accept unsigned integer types as input (usize, 8, u16, u32 and u64). If however accepting negative values is correct for your application, a signed alternative exists for each of them that will accept signed integer types, and format them accordingly if negative:

  • format_size : format_size_i
  • create_format : create_format_i
  • FormatSize trait : FormatSizeI trait
  • SizeFormatter : ISizeFormatter
use humansize::{format_size_i, make_format_i, ISizeFormatter, DECIMAL};

assert_eq!(&format_size_i(-1_000_000, DECIMAL), "-1 MB");

let signed_formatter = make_format_i(DECIMAL);
assert_eq!(&signed_formatter(-1_000_000), "-1 MB");

// With the `impl-style` feature enabled:
// use humansize::FormatSizeI;
// assert_eq(-1_000_000.format_size(DECIMAL), "-1 MB");

let signed_size_formatter = ISizeFormatter::new(-1_000_000, DECIMAL);
assert_eq!(format!("{}", signed_size_formatter), "-1 MB");


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Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in humansize by you, as defined in the Apache-2.0 license, shall be dual licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.

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