ls -l takes a forever to finish.

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Thu Nov 29 03:24:29 PST 2007

> ls | wc

strange. i did

[wojtek at wojtek ~/b]$ a=0;while [ $a -lt 10000 ];do mkdir $a;a=$[a+1];done

completed <25 seconds on 1Ghz CPU

ls takes 0.1 seconds user time, ls -l takes 0.3 second user time.

unless you have 486/33 or slower system there is something wrong.

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