[svlug] Re: [svlug]how to copy a bunch of "." files?

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Sat May 6 20:04:10 PDT 2000

On Sat, 6 May 2000 16:57:33 -0700 
Joey Hess <joey at kitenet.net> wrote:

> If the directory contains files named 1 through 10, this causes
> the following programs to run, in sequence:

POSIX does not in fact guarantee that the order of filenames in a
directory file is sorted in any fashion other than random (a few
tests with Linux suggests it doesn't change this).  Further, find(1)
makes no claims about sorting the contents of a directory in
recursing thru it.

Unless you explicitly put a sort in there, via ls, sort, whatever,
you can not rely on order of processing of directories.

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