How many files can I have under 1 directory?

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I'm using red hat linux. Can someone please tell how many total files I can have under one directory? Is there a limit?


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  • Maedhros
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As far as I know, the only limit is the amount of space you have available, and the number of filenames you can come up with!
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The limit is defined by the number of inodes in the filesystem.
See dumpe2fs(8). (Use man 8 dumpe2fs).

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