Limitations on a command line

walter harms wharms at
Sat Jan 29 12:31:04 UTC 2011

Am 28.01.2011 21:53, schrieb Harald Becker:
>  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.

If i remember correctly that limit is fallen in later linux kernels.
but it is sensible not to overload commandline and use xargs or other.


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