# [CentOS] OT? File order on CentOS/Samba server -- SOLVED (kind of...)

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 20:14:35 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 12:43 PM, Miguel Medalha <miguelmedalha at sapo.pt> wrote:
>
>> again, Windows NTFS directories are inherently stored in sorted order
>> because they are B-Tree indexes on the filename.
>>
>> if this distiller process is being run from a "DOS" batch job in
>> Windows, you could perhaps use something like...
>>
>>     for /f %%F in ('dir /b /on *.ps') DO @\path\to\distiller .... %%F ....
>>
>> to run it on all *.ps files in the current working directory in
>> alphabetic order.
>>
>
> Please note that what Distiller is doing is not "run on all *.ps files
> in alphabetic order".  If only that were the case, I wouldn't be here
> bothering people...
> Instructed by a special PS file, Distiller is running a set of complex
> operations on a group of files in alphabetic order.
>
> I can modify that special PS file to make Distiller process the files in
> any order I want.
> The problem is that when the order is not provided by the filesystem
> itself, the process takes forever.
> That's why I was looking for a solution at the filesystem level. I was
> trying to understand the inner workings of EXT3 and looking for a
> workaround.
>
> Thank you for your tip, though. Maybe some day I will need it.

Have you tried what the different codepages do to sort order in Samba?

Check out these options:

dos charset
unix charset
display charset

-Ross