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    SubjectRe: Argument list too long: out of environment space
    On Wed, 1 Mar 2000, Leos Bitto wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > On Thu, 2 Mar 2000, Stuart Inglis wrote:
    >
    > > 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.
    >
    > xargs is your friend -- kernel will always have some limit and
    > applications have to be prepared for it

    It does NOT work with newer kernels too :(( One have to change, e.g. the
    kernel's Makefile in order to get "make clean" working (it does use xargs
    which fails).

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