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Copying folder makes it grow over 3 times bigger. [solved]
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Bert


Joined: 30 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Nov 2013, 12:53    Post subject:  Copying folder makes it grow over 3 times bigger. [solved]
Subject description: how to explain this?
 

I created an icon theme directory with 53 icons in it. Its size is 252K.
(Puppy Precise, frugal)

When I copied this folder out of /usr/local/lib/X11/themes to a usb key, the size of the copied folder had become 896K Confused

Both folders look normal, contain the same 53 icons and nothing hidden.

I copied by dragging the source to the usb key.
Then tried moving in stead of copying: same result...896K
Then tried "copy to" (right click tool --don570), same result.

Who understands what's happening here?
Thanks!
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Bert


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Nov 2013, 13:05    Post subject:  

Just discovered the partition copied from is ext2 and copied to is fat32.

Could that be the cause?

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amigo

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Nov 2013, 14:07    Post subject:  

Yes, because of the difference in block size. Having a large number of small files shows the phenomena easily.
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Bert


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Nov 2013, 15:20    Post subject:  

Aha, problem solved Very Happy

It was easily confirmed: I copied back the folder on the fat32 stick to an ext partition, and the size was 252K again.
But still, the size difference is enormous!

Thank you amigo!

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