limit to number of files seen by ls?

Mel Flynn mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at
Mon Jul 27 21:03:16 UTC 2009

On Monday 27 July 2009 12:42:32 Chris Cowart wrote:
> John Almberg wrote:
> > Which is why I'm starting to think that (a) my problem is different
> > or (b) I'm so clueless that there isn't any problem at all, and I'm
> > just not understanding something (most likely scenario!)
> It looks to me like the thread began assuming that you must be typing
> `ls *` in order to run into problems.

Yeah, I just noticed that too. So how did you determine there should be ~4000 
files in the directory when ls shows ~2300. Also, does ls give an error 
ls -l >/tmp/out should clear that up and you can use wc -l /tmp/out to see how 
many files are returned.

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