[[Thanks for that]-File Descriptions]

-rw------- 1 bshotts bshotts 576 Apr 17 1998 weather.txt
drwxr-xr-x 6 bshotts bshotts 1024 Oct 9 1999 web_page
-rw-rw-r-- 1 bshotts bshotts 276480 Feb 11 20:41 web_site.tar
-rw------- 1 bshotts bshotts 5743 Dec 16 1998 xmas_file.txt


|                  |            |                |             |                             |
|                  |            |                |             |                     File Name
|                  |            |                |             |
|                  |            |                |             +---  Modification Time
|                  |            |                |
|                  |            |               +-------------   Size (in bytes)
|                  |            |
|                  |            +-----------------------        Group
|                  |
|                 +--------------------------------        Owner
|
+----------------------------------------------   File Permissions

What do the numbers mean at the start in the Owner attributes/properties? I noticed there in all files

It’s the inode “link count” … “The link count is simply the number of directories entries pointing to it.”

See here:
http://216.147.18.102/unixfaq/filesystem.shtml
specifically:
http://216.147.18.102/unixfaq/filesystem.shtml#inode
and
http://216.147.18.102/unixfaq/filesystem.shtml#link_count
and
http://216.147.18.102/unixfaq/filesystem.shtml#hard_links