unlink performance

Nigel Metheringham nigel.metheringham at dev.intechnology.co.uk
Wed Aug 15 08:13:27 UTC 2007

On 14 Aug 2007, at 19:08, Ryan Dooley wrote:
> Pre-loading the file system cache (a la "find /path/to/temp -type f  
> -print >/dev/null") followed by an "rm -rf /path/to/temp" seems to  
> be pretty speedy to me.

Do you mean that:-
	find /path/to/temp -type f -print >/dev/null
	rm -rf /path/to/temp
is faster than just
	rm -rf /path/to/temp

or do you mean that you have arranged to do the find before the point  
where you want to delete?  If the former, that surprises me somewhat.

[ Nigel Metheringham           Nigel.Metheringham at InTechnology.co.uk ]
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