Byenow - a multi-threaded folder remover

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by angstrom, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. angstrom

    angstrom Registered Member

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    Something I made a couple of weeks ago and thought I'd share to brag a bit and to get some feedback.
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    It's a multi-threaded folder removal utility. Similar in function to rmdir /s, but uses all CPU cores to scan and delete folder contents. Also with a better progress reporting, but that's subjective.

    Homepage is here - https://iobureau.com/byenow

    The program talks to the kernel directly when scanning, so each individual scan is marginally faster. It also does that using a larger buffer, so fewer kernel calls are needed to traverse larger folders.

    Local folder deletes are usually faster that "rmdir /s", depending on the file system cache state, device type, machine load, etc. The best speed up I saw was a bit over 2 times deleting a copy of Windows folder from an NVMe drive.

    Remote folder deletes are virtually always faster. This is because using multiple threads keeps the request pipeline filled, countering the effects of round-trip latency, so the remote end doesn't get a chance to idle and it's always busy doing something.

    Freeware. Both 32- and 64-bit versions. Small in size.

    The source is public, but it uses several Win32 API wrapper libraries that aren't included in the release.

    Have a look, let me know what you think?
     
  2. EASTER

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    Not D/L yet but......

    We assume for testing purpose first it has a scan mode? Thanks for another new program

    EDIT: Nevermind- Command Line -preview :thumb:
     
  3. The Seeker

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    @angstrom Your apps are what I miss the most since moving to Linux. I'll have to rm -rf like an animal for the time being.
     
  4. angstrom

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    @EASTER It will also ask to confirm if in delete mode. CYA all the way :)

    @The Seeker Cheers, thanks. The good news is that rm -rf will still likely beat the pants off from this thing, even if it's single-threaded.
     
  5. mood

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    byenow is a command line tool for Windows to delete folders faster
    February 20, 2020
    https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/20/b...ne-tool-for-windows-to-delete-folders-faster/
     
  6. The Seeker

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    That's good to know! For what it's worth, I still use Bvckup 2 on my wife's PC :)
     
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