Re: [dev] [sbase] [patch] Optimize 'ls' and add '-U'

From: Chris Down <>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:18:49 +0200

On 22 July 2013 23:44, Calvin Morrison <> wrote:
> Why? Why is it ridiculous to want to be able to support medium sized
> file directories, for example thousands of frames of a video, DNA
> sequencing files and others I often have are in large sets of files,
> and don't have any sub division that is logical other than numerically
> creating subdirectories.
> I think your thinking is wrong. In 2013, why can't we support a
> directory that responds reasonably fast with a large amount of
> directories?

If you want to make the "it's 2013" argument, then you should also
bear in mind that on any modern hardware it already does respond
within the boundaries of being "reasonably fast". This is a niche
requirement. Please keep it out of any non-specialised utility groups.
Received on Tue Jul 23 2013 - 00:18:49 CEST

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