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SubjectRe: Argument list too long: out of environment space
find . -print | xargs grep hello
I am sure there are better ways to do this with find as well.

donald
On Thu, Mar 02, 2000 at 09:33:18AM +1300, Stuart Inglis wrote:
> 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
> 131072
> bash-2.03$ grep hello *
> bash: /bin/grep: Argument list too long
> bash-2.03$ sort *
> bash: /bin/sort: Argument list too long
> bash-2.03$
>
> 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?
>
> cheers
> Stuart
>
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