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preflight checks on filenames?
Authored by: diamondsw on Aug 04, '05 05:55:00PM

Not only will remote systems have differing filename conventions (lengths, allowable characters, etc), but then you'd have to check every single file before copying to see if it will work. Keeping track of space needed is simple, just have a long long of the total bytes needed. Checking the file names would either require creating a buffer of all of the names (fast, but memory-intensive), or checking each one as the algorithm goes (slow, but easier on memory). Either way, it will hurt performance *significantly*.

Why yes, I *do* have a BA in Computer Science.

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