On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 04:09:56AM -0700, David Southwell wrote: > On Saturday 22 September 2007 12:00:41 Dan Nelson wrote: > > In the last episode (Sep 22), David Southwell said: > > > How is the the size of stdout controlled. > > > > > > My query comes about because I had a shell running for ages with > > > unlimited history and found it had gobbled uyp all the space available to > > > stdout!!! > > > > Could you provide the error message that made you think that stdout has > > a limit? "stdout" could be anything: tty, socket, pipe, file, etc. If > > you have redirected stdout from a script to a file, like "ls > ls.txt", > > then it's possible that you filled up a filesystem. > > Here is what made me ask the question: > ------------------------------ > Weekly output report: > > Cleaning up kernel database files: > > Rebuilding locate database: > locate.code: stdout: No space left on device
Here stdout was almost certainly re-directed to some file on the disk. Unfortunately the disk was full. > > Rebuilding whatis database: > > -- End of weekly output -- > ___________________________ > > After getting the message I dumped the history and locate.updatedb ran > without > any problem. The shells history is probably stored in a file on the disk. When you removed that file the space became available again. It looks like you simply filled up the filesystem. Nothing to do with 'the size of stdout'. -- <Insert your favourite quote here.> Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"