[CentOS] lots of small files in a folder on Linux centos

Always Learning centos at u6.u22.net
Sun Jul 24 21:41:44 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-07-24 at 16:33 -0400, R P Herrold wrote:

> On Sun, 24 Jul 2011, Always Learning wrote:
> > If the pictures are named sequentially, why not store then at a 100 per
> > directory structure something like this
> >
> > /pix/0/00/pix00001.jpg
> >
> > /pix/0/26/pix02614.jpg
> >
> > /pix/6/72/pix67255.jpg
> Go read Knuth
> One does not do that because then one is counting on the end 
> user's data to conform to, and to continue to conform to your 
> expectations [here you have added an invisible constraint of 
> 'pix' as the first part of the file name which you are 
> hoping remains constant -- it will not, as survey of naming 
> schemes used by digital camera makers will reveal].  Your 
> explicit constraint of a monotonicly increasing image number 
> is also not likely to be realized in a world where people will 
> erase or for other reasons not submit all of a given photo 
> shoot

I did begin with 'IF' :-)

Photo-shoot or whatever, using the 'rename' command means pictures can
adopt a uniform numbering system. There is no logical or genuine
practical reason to accept a disorganised mess. 

I have about 21,000+ pictures - all my own work. I can find and display
any of them within about 17 seconds (just timed myself) using basic
operating system commands.  (My database application is unfinished).

With best regards,


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