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Re^3: Random Files Recursively Form Directory

by CountOrlok (Friar)
on Apr 02, 2013 at 13:01 UTC ( #1026678=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Random Files Recursively Form Directory
in thread Random Files Recursively Form Directory

I don't see how the size of the files in a directory would affect File::Find, data structure preparation and shuffling the list. I would say that number of files in a directory would have an effect. What is the number of files per directory?

I would think File::Random would also be slow if the number of files in a directory is huge. A quick check of the code in File::Random make me think that it re-reads the whole directory every time you call random_file() and therefore you could get the same file returned more than one time.


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Re^4: Random Files Recursively Form Directory
by gautamparimoo (Beadle) on Apr 03, 2013 at 05:22 UTC

    Each directory consists of atleast 5000 files plus sub directories having atleast 3000 files. But any how it looks like the only possible solution so ill give it a try. Thnks...

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