Cygwin performance (was [ANN] PW32 the...)

Heribert Dahms heribert_dahms@icon-gmbh.de
Wed Mar 15 13:43:00 GMT 2000


Hi Scott,

are you hardwired to 'ls', 'ls -l'  or (like me) 'll'?
My stock b20 'ls' spits out only filenames!

Bye, Heribert (heribert_dahms@icon-gmbh.de)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Scott Blachowicz [SMTP:scott@sabami.seaslug.org]
> Sent:	Tuesday, March 15, 1994 01:29
> To:	cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com
> Subject:	Re: Cygwin performance (was [ANN] PW32 the...) 
> 
> Geoffrey Noer <noer@cygnus.com> wrote:
> 
> > ...
> > Interesting. We have been trying to improve (and succeeding in
> improving)
> > Cygwin's runtime performance but that's been done comparing Cygwin
> to
> > Cygwin-past and not so much by doing benchmarks against other
> systems I
> > think.
> 
> Great! Have you found any way to improve the performance of commands
> like 'ls'
> against remotely mounted file systems? I frequently have things like
> 
>  NET USE * \\SERVER\SHARE
> 
> where SERVER is located on the far end of a PPTP link to a system a
> few
> thousand miles (18-22 hops over the Internet via an ISDN connection on
> my end)
> and doing an 'ls' is unuseably slow (and I think I've tried various
> releases
> from b17 to b20.1). So, I usually try to remember to use the "command
> prompt"
> and the DIR command which works just fine. I also wave perl scripts
> over the
> remote directories (scripts that do file globbing and file system
> traversals)
> and they run fine...but they don't try to get all the file info that
> an 'ls
> -l' would - ought to try out an 'ls' command from the Perl Power Tools
> set
> sometime...
> 
> At any rate...since 'ls' is hardwired into my fingers and I wander
> into these
> directories often enough, using cygwin can be painful, so I haven't
> gotten
> fully into playing with it yet.
> 
> > Have people run any benchmarks comparing Cygwin, Uwin, NuTcracker,
> Interix,
> > anything else out there?
> 
> That would be useful info!
> 
> Scott.Blachowicz@seaslug.org
> 
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