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Re (tilly) 3: Deleting Files

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Feb 24, 2001 at 03:47 UTC ( #60580=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Deleting Files
in thread Deleting Files

With Perl 5.6 globbing no longer uses the shell.

As for the filesystem, ReiserFS on Linux is supposed to handle that kind of directly smoothly. However ext will slow to a crawl, and NTFS appears to as well.

The problem, of course, is that every mention of a file requires scanning the list of things in the directory, which means that you scan a list of many thousands of files many thousands of times. Unless the filesystem is designed for that, you have a problem.

Recommended solutions? Hierarchical structures (which is what most filesystems are designed to do), a dbm, a

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