ls -l takes a forever to finish.
jamesh at lanl.gov
Wed Nov 28 08:24:51 PST 2007
On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 09:44 -0600, Mark Evans wrote:
> No we are not using NIS.
> it is a large directory i am listing. actually it is the /usr/home
> directory, and is probably the largest on the system. However "ls -l" runs
> for close to six minutesand spends the 10 seconds scrolling the screen with
> the results. so i wait ls to start showing the results for about 5 and a
> half minutes. Even on a older and much slower system i've never seen it
> talk more than 15 seconds to complete.
How many directories, roughly? I've seen ls take *many* minutes listing
the contents of a directory that contained tens of thousands of files.
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