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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Earnie Boyd [mailto:earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com] 
> Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2002 6:03 AM

> 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?

As has already been said, not past the root. However directory search
time is O(N) on FAT, vs (IIRC) O(logN) on NTFS. So directories with many
files leads to signficcantly longer lookup times - and thas when the
filename is known!.

Rob

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