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DELETE files from large directories?

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The Question is:

When I delete a file in a directory who have many files (over 10000 ), I have a
 big lack of performance on this disk.  What we can do for have the bettest

The Answer is :

  Please see the OpenVMS FAQ section "FILE4.  What are the limits on
  file specifications and directories?", and specifically the section
  on "reverse deletion" -- the DFU freeware and the reverse-deletion
  tools (often command procedures) are referenced there.
  The OpenVMS Wizard would also check for disk fragmentation, and
  would check for reasonable process quotas and for available I/O

answer written or last revised on ( 27-SEP-2001 )

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