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

From: Nick <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:26:33 +0100

Quoth Chris Down:
> On 17 July 2013 19:43, Calvin Morrison <> wrote:
> > 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 basically agree, I don't deal with directories with enough files
that ls|wc -l takes a noticable amount of time, and I doubt many
people do. Still I could see it being useful sometimes, though.

Chris, I've never used set like that, I shall have to look it up
properly soon - thanks for sharing :)
Received on Wed Jul 17 2013 - 21:26:33 CEST

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