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SubjectRe: New feature
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Followup to:  <19970924150930.38459@atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz>
By author: Pavel Machek <pavel@atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> > >
> > > ls -F will access the files. check that you don't alias ls to 'ls -F'
> > >
> > Yes! `ls` is aliased to `ls -AF`. Don't know why. I just removed it from
> > .bashrc.
>
> Hmm, my man says
>
> -F, --classify
> Append a character to each file name indicating the
> file type. For regular files that are executable, append a
> `*'. The file type indicators are `/' for directories,
> `@' for symbolic links, `|' for FIFOs, `=' for sockets, and
> nothing for regular files.
>
> Do not know why this should touch files.
>

It does a stat() on every single file.

-hpa


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