Time taken for ls -la --color=yes
Mon Mar 8 09:09:00 GMT 1999
Timothy Reaves wrote:
> >If you add the color or F switches then the CYGWIN1.DLL has to
> >determine the type of file. It will be opening every regular file
> >listed and reading a line from the file in order to determine the type
> >of the file. You can imagine the overhead involved in this.
> No, I guess I can't, as bash under unix does not take this long, and it would have to do the same thing.
And it does ... but the Unixes file systems stores a lot more informations that
the NTFS does, therefore open less files... On the other side, may be cygwin is
a bit slow at opening files..
On my side, running ls --color=yes on my NT box on a Unix directory through
samba seems to take forever on large directory (well, may be not htat much, but
i'm a pretty impatient guy regarding those things).
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