long command lines

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Thu Jan 25 16:41:00 GMT 2001

Mike Schuster wrote:
> Problem: I couldn't figure out how to get very long command line
> arguments to work (~32k) (for example 'ls */*/*/*', if you have a lot of
> files on the disk).
> Question: Does anybody know if this
>   a) a Windows problem,
>   b) a cygwin problem,
>   c) something that can easily be fixed by setting some parameter
> (Which?).
> Thanks a lot for any help.

Well, most systems have a command line limit.  Check out `man xargs'. 
However, xargs may have limits also.


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