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  1. #11
    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
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    Jun 2004
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    causes the directory listing to be read somehow, just as
    does, so there's really no difference performance-wise. And even if it was,
    isn't gonna cause your system to run out of memory.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    ... so there's really no difference performance-wise.
    Well, it cuts down on the overhead of spawning a new process, which might be significant if enough's going on in your system. It's good practice to use the shell's builtin features if they're provided - no need to make work for the system needlessly.

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