file system iteration

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Mon Oct 9 19:55:56 CEST 2006


rick <ath-admin at vt.edu> wrote:

> Georg Brandl wrote:
> 
>> Which application needs to walk over ALL files? Normally, you just
>> have a starting path and walk over everything under it.
> 
> Searching for a file by name. Scanning for viruses. Etc. There are
> lots of legitimate reason to walk all paths from a central starting
> point, no??? 

Personally I'd get pretty annoyed if my virus scanner started gratuitously 
scanning network drives and CD's.



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