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Re: recursing through directories

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: recursing through directories
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 16:56:08 -0700 (PDT)

> From: Francesco Potorti` <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden
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> Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 11:45:16 +0200
>    Not really, unfortunately.  ftw is standard, but it's a portability
>    hassle too.  In practice, there are real problems in running out of
>    file descriptors when descending into deeply nested directories.
> Do you mean that there is an open file descriptor per directory level?

In some implementations, yes, I think so.

It's a tricky area.  If you use an open file descriptor per directory,
you can always get back to where you came from.  If not, then you can
run into other problems.

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