walking a directory with very many files

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Jun 18 01:56:03 CEST 2009


Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message <20090617214535.108667ca at coercion>, Mike Kazantsev wrote:
> 
> 
>>On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 23:04:37 +1200
>>Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>In message <20090617142431.2b25faf5 at malediction>, Mike Kazantsev wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 17:53:33 +1200
>>>>Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>Why not use hex representation of md5/sha1-hashed id as a path,
>>>>>>arranging them like /path/f/9/e/95ea4926a4 ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>That way, you won't have to deal with many-files-in-path problem ...
>>>>>
>>>>>Why is that a problem?
>>>>
>>>>So you can os.listdir them?
>>>
>>>Why should you have a problem os.listdir'ing lots of files?
>>
>>I shouldn't, and I don't ;)
> 
> 
> Then why did you suggest that there was a problem being able to os.listdir 
> them?
> 

He didn't, the OP did.



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