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Run ls command faster on folder with many files or directories

Stanislav KhromovStanislav Khromov

Running ls on a folder with many files or folders in it (>20 000) can take minutes or even hours. To speed up the process you can combine the unsorted output of ls (which is fast) with the sort command, like this:

ls -U | sort

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