Dir with 900+ files look Empty - 2nd post

Greg Norris gnorris at garrisons.com.au
Fri Feb 7 00:38:43 GMT 2003

I failed to mention that I have 10 directories of which 9 are ok. 
It's just the one directory playing up. As I mentioned, I discovered that a file called 'cmd' or with a leading period will cause erratic behaviour but that is not the case here.

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Sharpe [mailto:rsharpe at richardsharpe.com]
Sent: Friday, 7 February 2003 12:10 PM
To: Greg Norris
Cc: Samba Technical (E-mail)
Subject: Re: Dir with 900+ files look Empty - 2nd post

On Fri, 7 Feb 2003, Greg Norris wrote:

WARNING: I had to reformat the mail message to make it reasonable. Each 
para was one long line.

> I am running Samba on Linux RedHat 7.3. 
> It is OK most of the time.
> We use it for our ViewCvs viewer. Problem is when there are files called 
> cmd (god knows who created that one) and others with dot prefix the 
> directory does silly things. With the cmd file it displayed duplicate 
> versions. First I though it was ViewCvs but then when I checked the 
> directory in the samba link there they were..
> Wella fter removing the cmd file all was well - until lately when now we 
> get an empty directory - only trouble is that I know I have 922 files in 
> it. is there a magic number that stops samba from displaying files? 

Well, on a 2.2.3-based appliance, I just created 10,000 files and they all 
showed up in Win2K.

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]ns.aus.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org, 
sharpe[at]ethereal.com, http://www.richardsharpe.com

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