Re: max arguments for exec

Kiril Vidimce (
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 09:53:09 -0700

On Thu, 27 Sep 2001, Carl Spalletta wrote:
> kiril,
> I am guessing that you want to avoid a custom kernel
> in order that your programs shall be portable.
> So, I am having a hard time understanding why putting
> the command line args into a file instead of on the
> command line, in a way similar to grep and many other
> programs:
> "fgrep -F patternfile"
> would not answer the case.
> Is there any absolute need to have so many args passed
> to exec from the command line?

We are using third party software over which we have no
control. So, it's not up to us.


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