Quick directory listing for large file systems

 

Useful bit of Perl code – folk at work found this useful approach on the web somewhere – it’s much quicker than doing a recursive find apparently:

 

my @dirlist = ();

sub process_files

{

my $path = shift;

opendir (DIR, $path) or die “Unable to open $path: $!”;

my @files =

map { $path . ‘\’ . $_ }

grep { !/^.{1,2}$/ }

readdir (DIR);

closedir (DIR);

for (@files)

{

if (-d $_))

{

print $_.”n”;

push @dirlist, $_;

push @files, process_files ($_);

}

}

}

process_files(“.”);


Pardon the indentation/formatting 😉

Cheers,

 

Don

2 thoughts on “Quick directory listing for large file systems”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *