walking a directory with very many files

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVETHIS.cybersource.com.au
Sat Jun 20 16:56:47 CEST 2009

Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

>> Ok, now pipe ls to less, take three days to browse through all the
>> filenames to locate the file you want to see.
> Sounds like you're approaching the issue with a GUI-centric mentality,
> which is completely hopeless at dealing with this sort of situation.

Piping the output of ls to less is a GUI-centric mentality?


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