[erlang-questions] Best way to check if a given directory is empty (or not)?
Tue Mar 13 22:57:17 CET 2012
On 14/03/2012, at 4:18 AM, Wes James wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:09 AM, Zabrane Mickael <> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I'd like to know if there's a good and portable method to check if a directory is empty (or not)?
>> In my case, the directory can contains huge number (more than 150K in average) of files if it is not empty.
> Another thing to look at. When I create an empty folder on my mac (I
> tested this with 2 folders and some subfolders), they seem to always
> have a size of 68 bytes when first created (empty).
The OP asked for a >portable< method.
f% mkdir fred
f% ls -ld fred
drwxr-xr-x 2 me cstaff 512 Mar 14 10:56 fred
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