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SubjectRe: Arg list too long
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> Hi!
>
> 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?

it's a bash limit for sure; I usually use a formula like the following:

find . -type f -print | xargs grep string /dev/null
(-type f limits results to regular files; you may wish to use -print0
and the -0 option to xargs if you have files with spaces in the filenames;
the "/dev/null" at the end is to force grep to always output the filename.)
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