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1-5K? I just made one and it is 44KB! (44,862 bytes). Perhaps newer versions of MacOS are storing more info in aliases. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:39, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
Alias is the data within an alias file, for example you can use alias data within programs without every creating an alias file, AppleScripts deals with alias data as references to files without there actually creating an alias file. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 13:48, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
It used to be that aliases were small, but not any more. An alias in AppleWorks was 4KB. That is a small file. But when I create one in Pages, which has replaced AppleWorks, the alias is 303KB--that's larger than the 49KB file it is alias for! So delete the phrase "…a small file" because aliases aren't, any more. Thank you. Hambleton (talk) 20:47, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
I just compared the alias layout in this article to several aliases on my disk. The format in the article isn't even close to reality. Further, 50% of the references are bad--all references to Apple resources are no longer existent and redirect to a standard search page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 14:31, 19 March 2013 (UTC)