[dev] coreutils / moreutils - DC a directory counter

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:23:33 -0400

Hi guys,

I came up with a utility[0] that i think could be useful, and I sent
it to the moreutils page, but maybe it might fit better here. All it
does is give a count of files in a directory.

I was sick of ls | wc -l being so damned slow on large directories, so
I thought a more direct solution would be better.

calvin_AT_ecoli:~/big_folder> time ls file2v1dir/ | wc -l

real 0m7.798s
user 0m7.317s
sys 0m0.700s

calvin_AT_ecoli:~/big_folder> time ~/bin/dc file2v1dir/

real 0m0.138s
user 0m0.057s
sys 0m0.081s

What do you think?

[0] https://github.com/mutantturkey/dc
Received on Wed Jul 17 2013 - 19:23:33 CEST

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