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Re: du: cache directory size

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: du: cache directory size
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 15:26:56 +0200
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Mildred <address@hidden> writes:

> I was thinking that perhaps caching the size of directories could bu
> useful. Perhaps, after du computes the size of a directory, it could
> write its size in its extended attributes (if the filesystem support
> it). Next time, du would only compare the directory atime (or mtime
> perhaps) with the time of the scan. That could possibly save some time
> during the scan.

Just because a directory is unchanged does not mean that all files and
subdirectories beneath it are unchanged as well.


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