Re: [dev] coreutils / moreutils - DC a directory counter

From: Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:07:40 +0200

> > Could we focus on the merit of the utility?
> I cannot imagine any period in time where this would have been useful
> for me over a simple `set -- * && echo "$#"', but whatever floats your
> boat. Dependencies are much more costly than a small amount of time
> saved (and dirs with >100k files are very niche).

I agrre that this tool is useful only in corner cases, when the
number of files in the directory is huge, and usually the number
is very small, so it is not enough general for a coreutils package.

Roberto E. Vargas Caballero
Received on Wed Jul 17 2013 - 20:07:40 CEST

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