Jonathan Love

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Represents a structure containing zero or more Files and other directories

In a tree-like File System such as ext4, the directory represents a small data table that contains a list of filenames that point to a relevant inode, and directory names that point to other directory data structures elsewhere on disk. Metadata about files is not stored in the data structure.

Aggregating metadata about directories requires walking the tree structure to gather data about the files.

Interactive Graph