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bug#35531: problem with ls in coreutils

From: Kamil Dudka
Subject: bug#35531: problem with ls in coreutils
Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 13:15:44 +0200

On Friday, May 3, 2019 5:43:20 AM CEST Viktors Berstis wrote:
> I downloaded it from
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/gnuwin32/files/coreutils/5.3.0/coreutils-5.
> 3.0.exe/download The help said "Report bugs to <address@hidden>"
> which is what I did. The build is so old that I suspect none of the
> original players are around. Do you know of a windows binary or windows
> source that is newer
> anywhere?  Thanks.
> - Viktors Berstis

`ls -U1` will not run significantly faster than `ls` on powerful hardware.  
The key difference is that `ls -U1` prints the results continuously as the 
list of files is read from file system whereas `ls` will be silent until
the complete list is read.  You need to use a new enough version of coreutils 
for this to work properly.  This optimisation was introduced in coreutils-7.5:



> Paul Eggert wrote:
> > On 5/2/19 5:41 PM, Viktors Berstis wrote:
> >> The newer version of "ls" built for Windows has the problem.
> > 
> > Ah, then you'll have to talk to whoever built that version, which is not
> > me (and generally speaking they don't hang out on this mailing list).

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