iglob performance no better than glob

John Bokma john at castleamber.com
Sun Jan 31 19:06:29 CET 2010

Kyp <kyp at stsci.edu> writes:

> Is there a way to get the first X # of files from a dir with lots of
> files, that does not take a long time to run?

Assuming Linux: what does time

 ls thedir | head 


with thedir the name of the actual dir

Also how many is many files?

John Bokma                                                               j3b

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