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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).

Sergey Kubushin aka the Tamer < > The impossible we do immediately.
e-mail: SK320-RIPE < > Miracles require 24-hour notice.

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