walking a directory with very many files

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Tue Jun 16 22:52:28 EDT 2009

In message 
<234b19ac-7baf-4356-9fe5-37d00146d982 at z9g2000yqi.googlegroups.com>, thebjorn 

> Not proud of this, but...:
> [django] www4:~/datakortet/media$ ls bfpbilder|wc -l
>  174197
> all .jpg files between 40 and 250KB with the path stored in a database
> field... *sigh*

Why not put the images themselves into database fields?

> Oddly enough, I'm a relieved that others have had similar folder sizes ...

One of my past projects had 400000-odd files in a single folder. They were 
movie frames, to allow assembly of movie sequences on demand.

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