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Re: Filesystem limits

On 16 Jan 2010, at 22:12, Sad Clouds wrote:
> Is there a portable way of finding out the limits for the maximum number of 
> files and directories ...

As far as I know most file-system don't differentiate between directories
and directories in that regard.

> that can be created under a give directory?

statvfs(2) will provide you with a "struct statvfs" which e.g. contains
these fields:

             fsfilcnt_t      f_files;  /* total file nodes in file system */
             fsfilcnt_t      f_ffree;  /* free file nodes in file system */
             fsfilcnt_t      f_favail; /* free file nodes avail to non-root */
             fsfilcnt_t      f_fresvd; /* file nodes reserved for root */

Please have a look statvfs(5) ("man 5 statvfs") for more details.

        Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                 

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