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Re: shell cmds crapping out with large numbers of files
On Tue, 25 May 2004, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 06:55:35PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >Cygwin has a 32k command-line length limit.
> Cygwin doesn't, AFAIK, have any command-line length limit other than the
> amount of memory available to store the command line. Windows has a
> limit but Cygwin shouldn't impose one. That's why I advocate using
> the "mount -X" option. Not only does it work around these type of things
> it should also speed things up slightly.
Whoops. Sorry, I should have said that "when invoked via the Windows
mechanisms, Cygwin programs have a 32k command-line length limit".
Unfortunately, that's exactly what seems to be happening in a default
install (i.e., for most people).
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