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SubjectRe: Arg list too long
On Thu, 18 Mar 1999, Johnny Teveßen wrote:

> For the first time, I just got this error message:
> bash: /usr/local/bin/grep: Arg list too long
> (I was searching using ``grep string */*'', now I'll do it
> in a different way)
> I'm wondering whether this is a bash or Linux process limit.
> Is there a limit in Linux for the length of /proc/[0-9]+/cmdline?

As far as I'm aware every UNIX has a limit on the maximum length of
the command line. This is why xargs(1) exists.

--Jeff


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