I have been moving a large number of files between a Linux system (
ext3) and Mac OS X (
HFS) and have noticed the slight variation in how the file size is reported by the
Having done some digging round the man pages I'm guessing this difference has to do with how the actual data is stored on the disk, and/or how the
ls command on each system is looking at the size (i.e. disk usage, blocks used, etc.).
However, I'm still confused and wondering if there is a simpler answer to the different file sizes between the two systems. Is this a difference in the
ls command, or in the filesystems? etc.