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Re: ulimit problem

On Fri, 22 Nov 1996 16:04:22 +0800 Tan Wee Yeh (wire@ai101.iscs.nus.sg
) wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to raise the ulimit as an ordinary user.
> I don't seem to be able to raise any limit above some
> ceiling, except when I'm root.
> Anyone knows how I can raise the limits?
> It doesn't seem to be the problem with Hard/Soft
> limits but more like priviledges...

>From your example, you were trying to raise a hard limit.
Only root can raise hard limits.
All users and lower and raise soft limits, but constrained by the hard limit.
Try using [u]limit without the -H option, it will take soft limits by default.


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