[GLLUG] sed memory limit?

Matt Molyneaux moggers87 at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 8 10:43:44 UTC 2013

On Tue, 2013-10-08 at 09:36 +0100, Oliver Howe wrote:
> Hi,
> Does sed have a limit as to how much data you can send to it as an
> argument?
> Thanks,
> Oliver

I doubt sed has any limit, but there's an overall limit on how long a
command can be on your OS. Run the following:

    xargs --show-limits

The forth line will tell you how much data you put directly on the commandline.

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