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Re: ulimit, bash and ash

On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 16:40:30 +0200, Hugo van der Merwe wrote:

> I just noticed that in bash "ulimit -u" is the same as ash's
> "ulimit -p", while bash has another meaning for "ulimit -p" ... This
> makes writing scripts quite difficult, I'd say you cannot then use
> ulimit in /bin/sh scripts, only in scripts specifically for bash or
> ash.
> Just a thought, posted in case anyone care to comment.

If that's the case, you could always either (for example):

Test the value of the SHELL environment variable and set the options as


Put #!/bin/bash or whatever as the first line in your shell script to
ensure it gets executed by the appropriate shell.


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