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Question about "ls" command output

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
Mac-Mini:RemoveSymantecMacFiles$ 

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Not sure what that is referring to. Can anyone explain?
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Thaidog
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Thaidog
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Kent OlsenData Warehouse Architect / DBACommented:
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,
Kent
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Peter KwanCommented:
304 is the total number of blocks occupied.
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