Empty directory taking up space
So when you clear out a directory that contained a lot of files, or was frequently used, it seems that the . inside of it doesn't go back to 4k in size most empty folders show as, it's in the hundreds of kb's range. Why is that? Not a big deal but i'm just curious, is it logging something from files that were previously in there?
drwxrwx--- 2 txt text 352K Aug 28 06:46 .
drwxrwx--- 9 txt text 4.0K May 24 2011 ..