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Date:      Fri, 27 Jul 2007 13:57:54 -0600
From:      "Andrew Falanga" <af300wsm@gmail.com>
To:        "User Questions" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   The output of ls
Message-ID:  <340a29540707271257h69c89189w10917672cac7f3db@mail.gmail.com>

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Hi,

I'm wondering what the output means when one does an "ls -lR".  Here's
some sample output from my home dir:

./programs:
total 900
-rwxr-xr-x  1 afalanga  afalanga    5467 Sep 25  2006 4or6
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga     606 Dec 20  2006 abc.cxx
-rwxr-xr-x  1 afalanga  afalanga    8436 Dec 20  2006 abs
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga     970 Dec 12  2006 bindtest.c
-rwxr-xr-x  1 afalanga  afalanga    5666 Dec 12  2006 bt
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga     654 Jun  5 08:12 filetest.cxx
-rwxr-xr-x  1 afalanga  afalanga    5223 Nov 16  2006 foo
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga     397 Nov 16  2006 foo.c
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga     502 May 25 07:20 foo.cxx
-rwxr-xr-x  1 afalanga  afalanga    8733 May 25 07:20 foocxx
-rwxr-xr-x  1 afalanga  afalanga    9359 Jun  5 08:12 ft
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga     172 Dec 20  2006 negtest.cxx
-rwxr-xr-x  1 afalanga  afalanga    6986 Dec 20  2006 nt
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga     100 Nov 16  2006 obj.c
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga     796 Nov 16  2006 obj.o
-rwxr-xr-x  1 afalanga  afalanga    6316 May 23 10:43 td
-rw-------  1 afalanga  afalanga  327680 May 23 10:22 td.core
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root      afalanga    5552 Jul 26  2006 test
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga    1267 May 23 10:43 test.c
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga     407 Jan 10  2007 test.cxx
-rwxr-xr-x  1 afalanga  afalanga    8760 Jan 10  2007 testc
-rw-------  1 afalanga  afalanga  430080 Jan  3  2007 testc.core
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga     100 Jun  5 07:45 testtest.txt
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga     185 Dec 15  2006 timetest.cxx
-rwxr-xr-x  1 afalanga  afalanga    7008 Dec 15  2006 tt
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga    1142 Sep 25  2006 v6.c
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga      67 Jan  5  2007 willitwork

./scripts:
total 4
-rw-r--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga   970 Oct 12  2006 newtables.sql
-rwxr--r--  1 afalanga  afalanga  1777 Jun  1 10:59 test.tcl


Right underneath the directory that is being probed at that point is a
number, "total X".  What is X referring to?  Is it blocks, bytes,
what?

Andy



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