Directory size calculation difference
I don't understand how the
du command under Linux works.
I wanted to count the overall size of a few hundred, small files and
du -sh returned something along the lines of 150MB. I didn't question it until I realized my file manager displayed only around 50MB for the same set of data and I got confused.
Here's what I then tried:
fkochem@WK-6:~/temp$ cat test a fkochem@WK-6:~/temp$ du -sh test 4.0K test
So, now this must be a mistake? I looked at
du -sh * of my original data and found the following:
4.0K NCO-0.9.9.9.json 4.0K NCO-0.99.9.json 4.0K NCO-0.9.9.json 8.0K NCO-0.99.json 8.0K NCO-0.9.json
du seem to count in 4KB steps? What am I missing here?