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

Chris Nappi
Thu Mar 16 10:26:00 GMT 2000

I know that I would GREATLY appreciate it if someone would put some sort of stat_lite into ls.  I work with cygwin almost exclusively over a Samba connection, and have been forced to use the ls from the Microsoft Unix toolkit because the speed on ls -l, ls -CF and ls --color is so slow over a network drive.
Heribert Dahms <> wrote:

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

>I usually use 'ls -l', but what I really want (usually) is the filenames,
>sizes and mod times (and sometimes permissions). And, if I want that, I'll
>have to take the stat() penalty, I guess. So...I was curious...what is it in
>he stat() call that can only be obtained by opening the file? Is it just the
>ygnus stat() emulation that does that? One of these days, maybe I'll try out
> native-Win32 perl 'ls' wrapper script...


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