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Re: Argument list too long

On Wed, 5 Jan 2005, Emil Rojas wrote:

> I am providing grep with a long list of files, e.g. 1200 files with
> about 80K characters.
> I get the following
> bash: /bin/grep: Argument list too long
> If I reduce the total characters to less then 32K it works fine.  This
> list is a list of the source files in a development tree retrieved with
> find.

a) wrong list.
b) try "xargs".

> I just updated to see if this announcement,
> Updated: findutils-4.2.10-5,
> would fix it,
> but it does not appear to do so.

c) why would findutils fix a problem with grep?

> I know this is not a problem under linux, and I don't remember it being
> a problem in earlier versions of cygwin.  Is this a feature or a bug?
> If it is a bug, despite reading abut reporting bugs on the cygwin web
> site I still am totally uncertain about how one would report this bug.
> Guidance here would be appreciated.

d) CGF suggested
   "mount -X c:\cygwin\bin /usr/bin; mount -X c:\cygwin\bin /bin"
   Don't know how well it'll work, but it's worth a try.

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