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Re: Line length limitations

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: Line length limitations
Date: 27 May 2001 19:10:43 -0300
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On May 27, 2001, address@hidden wrote:

> Turns out the problem was with sed. Solaris
> 2.5.1-8/SPARC have the same problem.

> The problem arises with the assignment for compile_command. I get:
>   Output line too long.
>   Output line too long.

Wow!  At least you get some output.  Some seds will just throw away
the excess characters.

> Should the command to find the maximum command-line length take the
> above into consideration?

Yep.  This is in our wishlist.

> And, if it did, would it have helped?

Only to the point of warning you in case sed is broken if you use long
command lines.  I can't think of any reasonable way to make it work in
this case.

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