List, (My 1st post) In my linux system, I have a directory called /data . When I do a ls -lrt is get a small list of files and directories with the various info about them. The sizes of the (sub)directories (called /logs /local and /dda) are all 4096. Inside of these directories, they are either empty or stuffed with huge amounts of other files. Question...What does the original 4096 tell me ? It seems to have no bearing on the size of what is inside. I did an 'info ls' and 'man ls' but the answer didn't seem to be in there. Thanks.