Dumb question, I know: why is the size of a directory always 4.0K? (I mean the output of ls -lh) - independently of its contents (in this example, the actual size of the contents of the Thunderbird directory is around 5 GB). On the other hand, for a regular file it displays its actual size.
-rwx--x--x 1 gacanepa gacanepa 1.6K Apr 11 20:04 deborphan.py
drwxr-xr-x 2 gacanepa gacanepa 4.0K Apr 2 17:28 Templates
drwxr-xr-x 17 gacanepa gacanepa 4.0K Apr 5 21:12 Thunderbird
drwxr-xr-x 2 gacanepa gacanepa 4.0K Apr 2 17:28 Videos
Thanks in advance!