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[deleting many small files]

linux: hmm..........zoop!

windows: .............................................................................................................hHHHhhhhhHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhHHHHhHHhhhhhhHH-

linux: yeah just unlink the files

windows: NO WE MUST UPDATE THE MASTER FILE TABLE FOR EVERY SINGLE FUCKING DELETE. YOU FOOL. YOU FUCKING BUFFOON.

for srs tho, use del /f /s /q * > nul in cmd to delete a large number of files far quicker than explorer

@007 windows: zapping all the files away one by one like it's derezzing programs in tron

@tom hm, do we need this one?
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@007 crazy how Windows can format a fucking drive faster than it can delete all the files off of it, cuz it's really just that stupid

@jacethechicken right???? i don't see why it can't just delete its knowledge of a file in the way it deletes its knowledge of a partition.

@007 maybe it needs to, like, individually check to make sure the user has the permissions to delete that file ? and it can't do that all at once beforehand for some reason??

@007 really at this point it'd be faster if they just mapped a file into memory and synced it down every minute or so and just ext4 on it

@tom xD press alt+f4 to speed up ur computer LOL

@007 it's thanking each file for what it did before throwing them away as Marie Kondo would want

@007 if my toot does not spark joy, throw it away

@k @007 tbf formatting a drive is just writing new blank tables and superblocks and ignoring whatever was already there

@007 @SwooshyCueb oh, and for every single file, it has to resolve the full path to a raw device path, and resolve that to which MFT it’s going to be altering, and it has to transact that operation...

@007 @SwooshyCueb Bonus: it’s probably running them all through the AV scanner as it’s accessing them to add them to the deletion list. Oh yeah, and filesystems are generally slower and way more complicated on Windows than with Linux and its simple / root, even when it has to walk over mount points.

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