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Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 16:43:04 -0400
To: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
From: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall AT rfk DOT com>
Subject: Re: ITP: netpbm
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At 04:40 PM 4/26/2002, Charles Wilson wrote:

>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)

That's the ticket!  OK, this is a non-issue then (good!).

Larry Hall                              lhall AT rfk DOT com
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