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Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 16:29:42 -0400
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At 04:03 PM 4/26/2002, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>As for the # of executables in the /bin directory, isn't there a limit
>to the number of files and/or directory entries in any one directory on
>win32?

I remember something vague about the number of entries in a directory on 
FAT (not FAT32) partitions but I'm not sure whether it applies to files,
directories, or both (probably both).  Depending on what the restriction 
is, this may be a good argument for being cautious of putting too much 
stuff in bin.  Anybody remember more about this FAT limitation?


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