Hmm... I thought this issue was fixed in linux like 10 years ago. 4000 files really doesn't seem too excessive and should be able to be removed no problem. So this issue clearly exists in OS X - maybe not in ubuntu. Developing on OS X and deploying to ubuntu
Is there a system level workaround in either environment? I really don't want to have to think about this issue for such a small number of files? Does this issue still exist in linux specifically ubuntu?