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Re: [OT] Scripting question: the length limit of a list?

On 11/01/07 15:07, Wei Chen wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to write a bash script like the following one:
> for i in `some program that outputs a word list`
> do
>   echo $i
> done
> where the word list can be very very long. I wonder what is the upper bound
> limit of the length of word lists in "for" loop of a bash script, or
> does it only
> depend on the hardware (say, RAM)? Thank you in advance.

I *think* that bash has a 128KB buffer limit.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

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