long command lines

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Thu Jan 25 20:58:00 GMT 2001


On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 04:42:03PM -0800, David M. Karr wrote:
>>>>>> "Mike" == Mike Schuster <schuster@nuance.com> writes:
>  Mike> Problem: I couldn't figure out how to get very long command line
>  Mike> arguments to work (~32k) (for example 'ls */*/*/*', if you have a lot of
>  Mike> files on the disk).
>
>  Mike> Question: Does anybody know if this
>  Mike>   a) a Windows problem,
>  Mike>   b) a cygwin problem,
>  Mike>   c) something that can easily be fixed by setting some parameter
>  Mike> (Which?).
>
>Before, when I only worked on Unix (with Ksh, NOT Csh), I used to use
>command lines like this all the time:
>
>    somecmd $(find . -type f)
>
>When I started needing to do similar things on Cygwin, I discovered
>the line length problem, and concluded there was no "fix" for it.

I assume that you concluded this from an exhaustive study of the
source code.

cgf

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