[TriLUG] How many character are allowed on the command line?
rtlm10 at gmail.com
Mon May 29 10:18:11 EDT 2006
I know I've done bash one liners that wrapped at least a full screen of
text. There had to be a good 1000 chars in that one "line".
On 5/29/06, Ralph Blach <rcblach at blach.dnsalias.org> wrote:
> I am taking a class in computer science and the professor seems to
> indicate the the maximum number of character one can enter from the
> command line is 256 in both Windows command prompt and the "IX's"
> command prompt.
> From long ago, I seem to remember that this was 256 characters was a
> limitation of the DOS command prompt in Windows at one time,
> but never in the "IX's" such as AIX, Linux, Solaris, .... .
> Could the knowledgeable Trilug community comment on this?
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