An Interesting Number

I’m writing a little utility that scans the download.eclipse.org server to compare the contents against our IPZilla database. Essentially, I’m scanning for third-party libraries distributed from our servers. My script looks for any “*.jar” file (case insensitive) found either directly in the file system or contained within any ZIP or GZ (I don’t scan into nested archives). I write out the full path of every matching file.

The resulting file is 46.5MB.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to An Interesting Number

  1. Jeff McAffer says:

    Must be an XML file🙂

  2. Wayne Beaton says:

    Nope. Straight text. One path/file name per line.

  3. Erdal Karaca says:

    /me wonders where the interesting part about that number is…

  4. Wayne Beaton says:

    @Erdal it’s the 6.

    More seriously, I find the number interesting because it’s so large. That just the names of the non-org.eclipse JARs occupies that much space blows my mind. It’s probably more interesting to me because we at the EF tend to worry about how disk space is used (mostly in terms of impact on our mirrors).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s