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Re^5: fast count filesby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Jan 06, 2012 at 12:19 UTC||Need Help??|
But I have 2 use my @files = `attrib /s c:\\*`; my $n = scalar @files;
I did warn you against loading the entire list into perl. It really slows things down.
as without it says that wc is an unrecognised command
There are various cures for that possible:
But I remembered a faster method. This uses the Windows Script Host to do the donkey work via Win32::OLE and runs 3 times faster on my machine.
2:14 instead of 6:40 on my machine. It also counts the directries as it goes which may or may not be useful to you:
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