On Wednesday 27 February 2008 10:16:20 Erik Norgaard wrote: > Then a sysctl -a seems to indicate it is also a kernel > limitation on FreeBSD: > > kern.argmax: 262144 > > I'm not certain that this is the limit of command line arguments, and I > haven't tried to set it. Nor is it clear to me if this is the number > of arguments or the number of characters in the argument string. In the > latter case, a "few thousand" argumenst could easily reach that limit.
/usr/include/sys/syslimits.h: #if defined(__arm__) || defined(__powerpc__) #define ARG_MAX 65536 /* max bytes for an exec function */ #else #define ARG_MAX 262144 /* max bytes for an exec function */ #endif In other words: there's no limit to the amount of arguments, but the byte length of the arguments. -- Mel Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules and never get to the software part. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"