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How can I find out, or does anybody know, if is faster storing/reading a file with Spanish/Greek/Cyrilic/etc... characters like mi-foto-españa-oíóáaç.jpg than mi-foto-espana-oioaac.jpg ?

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Make a script that does it a million times and time it ? :) – Antoine Benkemoun Mar 17 '13 at 12:52
Good point, I'll give a try later – w0rldart Mar 17 '13 at 12:57
Sure, benchmark it. But I would be very surprised if the name of the file made any difference at all. Why do you suspect it might? – Celada Mar 17 '13 at 13:01
@Celada I was just curious... latter I will benchmark the same thing but for apache, see if any difference there. – w0rldart Mar 17 '13 at 13:03

I doubt very much that the name of the file will affect the read/write speed of the system to a file. The reason being that once the file is open all actions on it take place through the file descriptor (fd) and the name is not used.

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Furthermore, the filename is just a byte string on Linux. No conversion between character sets will occur – Alastair McCormack Jul 12 '13 at 15:11

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