Subject: Re: Color X question
To: None <port-mac68k@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Stephen J. Alexander <Stephen.J.Alexander@Dartmouth.EDU>
List: port-mac68k
Date: 10/15/1996 08:49:00
--- M.R. Zucca wrote:
I can't see how this can slow things down much. All ls has to do is when
it outputs files is send out a vt100 code to change the color to the file
--- end of quoted material ---

I can think of a few reasons right offhand. The first thing is, the resources
being consumed aren't because the program has to spit out a few extra
characters per line, but because it has to go through the permission bits and
decide what's what then display them. It's the same reason ls -F is so damned
slow. Another reason could be that it's just not well coded, though if it's
gnu, I'd have to doubt that.