Re: [dev] alternatives to find for querying the filesystem

From: Troels Henriksen <>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:33:35 +0100

Andrew Gwozdziewycz <> writes:

> Assume that each filter halves the fileset of, say, 256 files (my /etc
> directory on this OSX machine has just 247 files). That's less than
> 512 calls with a few filters. Is that really so bad on modern
> hardware?

If you have only 256 files, you can do almost anything and it'll still
be fast. Think tens of thousands, at the very least.

I like the general idea of this, but I'd advise you not to go overboard
with the tool splitting. You can easily have a single "filegrep" tool
that includes all queries about size, age and the like, paired with
another tree-walking fool.

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