On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 10:01:12PM +0100, Kim Madsen wrote:

> Christoph Boget wrote on 26/01/2010 21:17:
>> I've looked through the docs but was unable to find out if this is
> possible;
>> I hope it is.  Is there a way that you get the size/length of the
> collection
>> to be iterated (e.g. the total number of files) without having to iterate
>> through at least once?
> On Linux with safe mode off you can call system("du -hcs THE_DIR") to
> get the size of all files, no iterations needed.

This assumes the "du" command is available on the host system. Check
first to make sure.


Paul M. Foster

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