copying a million tiny files?
Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Thu Nov 1 04:01:00 GMT 2007
Brian Dessent wrote:
> sam reckoner wrote:
>> I'm not exaggerating. I have over one million small files that like to
>> move between disks. The problem is that even getting a directory
>> listing takes forever.
>> Is there a best practice for this?
> I know it's heresy but if you just want to copy files why not use the
> native XCOPY? It will not suffer the performance degredation of having
> to emulate the POSIX stat semantics on every file, just like the native
> DIR command in a large directory does not take ages because it simply
> uses FindFirstFile/FindNextFile which are fairly efficient (but do not
> provide sufficient information to emulate POSIX.)
I'm sorry Brian. We put up with allot from you but I think we have to
draw the line at heresy. What is the penalty for heresy around here
anyway? Expulsion? Flogging? Burning at the stake? Whatever it is,
I think we need to make an example of Brian.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?
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