Simple things aren't

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What he's doing there might give you nightmares.

Raymond Chen blogs about the simple act of getting the size of a directory, not so simple after all, if you take into account all sorts of obscure stuff like reprase points, hard links, sparse files, compressed files and file streams.

It remind me an article about file copying by Joel from some time ago.

"CCITT" -- Can't Conceive Intelligent Thoughts Today

"Yes, it's tough, but not as tough as doing comedy." -- Final words of Edmund Gwenn, actor, d. September 6, 1959 (When asked if he thought dying was tough.)

[Listening to: Sealed with A Kiss - Agnetha Faltskog - My Colouring Book(02:35)]