Directory file limts

Magnus Therning magnus at
Thu Oct 13 11:03:08 UTC 2005

On Thu, Oct 13, 2005 at 12:25:08PM +0200, Duncan Anderson wrote:
>Can someone tell me if there is a limit to the number of files in a
>directory, and if so what is it? Or is the answer to this question
>dependent on what file system is being used?

I've never heard of a maximum number of files in a directory at all. Not
on any system or filesystem... is there a max in some fs that you know


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