Question about "ls" command output

Posted on 2012-12-25
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Last Modified: 2012-12-25
I had somebody ask me what the total 304 was in the below output:

Mac-Mini:RemoveSymantecMacFiles$ ls -l
total 304
-rwxrwxrwx@ 1 user1  staff   27159 Oct 19 19:18 ReadMe.txt
-rwxrwxrwx@ 1 tuser1  staff  125872 Oct 19 19:18 RemoveSymantecMacFiles.command

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Not sure what that is referring to. Can anyone explain?
Question by:Thaidog
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Kent Olsen earned 2000 total points
ID: 38720040
Hi dog,

That simply means that all of the files in the directory are using 304 "blocks" of disk storage.  A block is typically 512 bytes, so the total space on disk required to store the files is about 152K.

Good Luck,
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by:Peter Kwan
ID: 38720044
304 is the total number of blocks occupied.

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