Limitations on a command line

Harald Becker ralda at gmx.de
Fri Jan 28 20:53:52 UTC 2011


 Hallo David!

> I think I can tame this by suitable use of relative paths, but I'd still
> be interested to know
There is such a limit. Normal Unix shell has limits of 4 to16k ... and I
think busybox ash has limited this even further (got something like 1k
in my brain ... but don't know if this includes globbing). You really
need that xargs to do your job.

--
Harald



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