slow 'rm -rf' behavior on network drive

Earnie Boyd
Mon May 31 21:10:00 GMT 1999

--- eck douglas <> wrote:
> I was cleaning house on a fairly slow windows NT network drive and noted
> that rm -rf (B20.1 under bash) is vastly slower than using explorer and
> deleting
> the same (copied) large directory.  I didn't have time to do a set of tests,
> but
> the time difference is obvious
> Any ideas? Enhancements?

Just take a look at the code behind the mapping and remapping of the cygwin
mounted directories as well as the inode emulation and other things.

Yes, it's going to be slower, but that is a good price to pay for simplicity in
porting already written code.
"Earnie Boyd" < >
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