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Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 16:40:36 -0400
From: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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To: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall AT rfk DOT com>
CC: Earnie Boyd <Cygwin-Apps AT cygwin DOT com>,
"Gerrit P. Haase" <freeweb AT nyckelpiga DOT de>,
Jan Nieuwenhuizen <janneke AT gnu DOT org>
Subject: Re: ITP: netpbm
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Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) wrote:

> 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
> 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?

You can only have 512 entries in the ROOT directory of a partition. 
However, long file names take up more than one entry, so under VFAT this 
limitation is actually worse than in FAT.

However, directories other than the root are unlimited in size (except 
by your patience, and vision)


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