different sizes of directories? why?
I just made a backup of a directory with the command "cp -Rp folder /backup/"
Then I wanted to make sure that the contents are the same by running "du -bcs" in both directories.
Turns out that the original directory was using 4096 bytes more than the backup directory; this was caused by the size of the directoy...
original directoy uses: 8192 bytes
backup directoy uses: 4096 bytes
Why is this? I mean it is an exact copy of the original directory.
Can anyone please explain why sometimes a directoy 'claims' more bytes than another directory?
Thanks in advance!