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    SubjectArgument list too long: out of environment space
    Hi all,

    I have 9600 files in a directory and have troubles processing them. I
    thought it was a bash problem but Chet Ramey kindly informed me that
    it's a Linux kernel limitation.

    bash-2.03$ cd tttt/
    bash-2.03$ echo * | wc
    1 9569 279676
    bash-2.03$ getconf ARG_MAX
    bash-2.03$ grep hello *
    bash: /bin/grep: Argument list too long
    bash-2.03$ sort *
    bash: /bin/sort: Argument list too long

    Why is this limit so small? There are only 9600 files taking a total of
    less than 300k to specify all of the names. The machine has 100's of Mb
    of RAM. Is it easy to change/fix?


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