On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 09:44 -0600, Mark Evans wrote: > No we are not using NIS. > > it is a large directory i am listing. actually it is the /usr/home > directory, and is probably the largest on the system. However "ls -l" runs > for close to six minutesand spends the 10 seconds scrolling the screen with > the results. so i wait ls to start showing the results for about 5 and a > half minutes. Even on a older and much slower system i've never seen it > talk more than 15 seconds to complete. > > > Thanks > Mark >
How many directories, roughly? I've seen ls take *many* minutes listing the contents of a directory that contained tens of thousands of files. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"