ftp.delorie.com/archives/browse.cgi   search  
Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2002/04/26/16:45:28

Mailing-List: contact cygwin-apps-help AT cygwin DOT com; run by ezmlm
Sender: cygwin-apps-owner AT cygwin DOT com
List-Subscribe: <mailto:cygwin-apps-subscribe AT cygwin DOT com>
List-Archive: <http://sources.redhat.com/ml/cygwin-apps/>
List-Post: <mailto:cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
List-Help: <mailto:cygwin-apps-help AT cygwin DOT com>, <http://sources.redhat.com/lists.html#faqs>
Mail-Followup-To: cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
Delivered-To: mailing list cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
Message-Id: <4.3.1.2.20020426164208.02c79468@pop.ma.ultranet.com>
X-Sender: lhall AT pop DOT ma DOT ultranet DOT com
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
Cc: Earnie Boyd <Cygwin-Apps AT cygwin DOT com>,
"Gerrit P. Haase" <freeweb AT nyckelpiga DOT de>,
Jan Nieuwenhuizen <janneke AT gnu DOT org>
In-Reply-To: <3CC9BB44.7080200@ece.gatech.edu>
References: <87r8l2pf8w DOT fsf AT peder DOT flower>
<87r8l2pf8w DOT fsf AT peder DOT flower>
<4 DOT 3 DOT 1 DOT 2 DOT 20020426153847 DOT 02c89b08 AT pop DOT ma DOT ultranet DOT com>
<3CC9B130 DOT 1000309 AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
<4 DOT 3 DOT 1 DOT 2 DOT 20020426162650 DOT 02ca4db0 AT pop DOT ma DOT ultranet DOT com>
Mime-Version: 1.0

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
>>>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?
>
>
>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
RFK Partners, Inc.                      http://www.rfk.com
838 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
Holliston, MA 01746                     (508) 893-9889 - FAX

- Raw text -


  webmaster     delorie software   privacy  
  Copyright 2019   by DJ Delorie     Updated Jul 2019