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Re: Any problem with having 100,000 files
> They would be spread out over a several directories. For curiosity, what
> is the limit in one directory? If I had 5,000 files in one directory,
> what kind of things would be slow?
Your best bet would be to test this yourself. Use jot(1) to generate
to generate 5,000 filenames, and pipe it to xargs to run touch.
Then try ls.
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