[LCP]Awk query ?
kschin at unf.edu
Tue Jan 29 09:29:23 UTC 2002
POSIX has a defination of the max args as 4096 (_POSIX_ARG_MAX in
bits/posix1_lim.h for me)
Linux has a ARG_MAX of 131072 (linux/limits.h)
Erik Mouw wrote:
>On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 11:53:53AM -0800, Santosh.Kawade at eyield.com wrote:
>>Is there any upper limit for files beyond which awk/sed (text processing
>>tools) cannot work ?
>The original AT&T UNIX utilities had some arbitrary limits, but the GNU
>variants are usually only limited by the amount of memory available to
>the process or the maximum filesize supported by the OS. For more
>information: read the source.
>>if so why ?
>Because you still can't buy memory modules and hard disks with
>inifinite storage capacity?
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