FindFirst/FindNext on HFS+ under Linux and forgotten files

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu Jan 31 18:05:17 GMT 2008

On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 09:34:08AM -0800, James Peach wrote:

> Whether you can continue to iterate over a directory while is is being  
> modified is not specified by POSIX. Different filesystems will get  
> different results. ISTR that HFS (at least on Darwin) will often give  
> the behaviour you describe.

I hear the ghost of Terry Lambert here..... :-). It may not be
specified but if you muck it up and do it differently from all
other vendors then your apps are in a world of pain :-).


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