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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Ext2 Directory Index - File Structure
    Daniel Phillips wrote:
    > Jamie Lokier wrote:
    > > Daniel Phillips wrote:
    > > > ls already can't handle the directories I'm working with on a regular
    > > > basis. It's broken and needs to be fixed. A merge sort using log n
    > > > temporary files is not hard to write.
    > >
    > > ls -U | sort
    > >
    > > should do the trick.
    > Um, yep. Now ls should do that itself instead of giving up with an error.

    Sorting 1 million 30-character strings does not require temporary files
    on a machine with > 35 MB anyway, and that can be virtual, so if anyone
    cares about ls sorting huge directories I suggest improving the
    in-memory sort.

    -- Jamie
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