walking a directory with very many files
mwilson at the-wire.com
Tue Jun 23 16:29:21 CEST 2009
Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> 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?
Yeah. The "dump it on the user" idea, or more politely "can't decide
anything until the user has seen everything" is evident in the most
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