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Re: Command line length in Ash or Dash Shells
- From: Dr Rainer Woitok <rainer dot woitok at gmail dot com>
- To: Eric Blake <eblake at redhat dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:10:57 +0100
- Subject: Re: Command line length in Ash or Dash Shells
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- References: <22062 dot 2952 dot 946000 dot 358554 at woitok dot gmail dot com> <562E514E dot 4000801 at redhat dot com>
On Monday, 2015-10-26 10:14:06 -0600, you wrote:
> So once
> you start a dash shell, that dash shell can start any number of other
> dash shells with no command line length limit other than the memory
> available to your machine.
Assume I terminate Cygserver and any other Cygwin services running, I
then start "ash.exe" by double clicking it in a Windows Explorer window,
from the command line in the "ash.exe" window I start my Ash Shell
script which in turn starts "setup-x86*.exe" with a very long command
Am I interpreting you correctly in assuming that under these circumstan-
ces the maximum length of this command line is 2 * 10**9 ASCII charact-
ers on my box?
This would be just enough I think.
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