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Apr 13, 2005, 21:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Pfeifle)

"Yesterday I updated the SuperDAT file, which the virus scanner needs, on my company notebook running Windows XP. I do this twice a week. The software does a complete HD scan overnight and in the morning I normally only check to see if it found some malware or if I still have a supposedly "clean" system. This time, I ran the scan during the day because I wanted to know the number of files it scanned. The virus scanner's result: 418,769 files on a 40 GByte disk, which is 88% full.

"So, how many files do my Linux machines host?

Curious, I ran ls -lR / | wc -l on my main workstation running SUSE 9.1. Result: 1,635,315 files and directories..."

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