[TriLUG] Limit to command line arguments?
rpbarlow at eos.ncsu.edu
Sat Oct 22 14:46:55 EDT 2005
Ian Kilgore wrote:
> Yup, but <progname> has to interpret the glob character, not the shell.
> ~ If you pass '*.CAD' to a program in bash, bash expands the '*.CAD' to
> '1.CAD 2.CAD 3.CAD ... N.CAD'. If the resulting string is bigger than
> the number of arguments a program can take, you're still toast.
Wow, that's cool. I didn't realize that bash did that, but I tried it
with my program and it worked. Now if ls can take *.CAD with ~350
files, does that mean that my program should be able to also?
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