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UGU: Unix Guru Universe - Unix Tip #4479- June 16, 2013 - Home : Help : Today's Tip
Unix Tip #4479- June 16, 2013

TOO MANY FILES AROUND


In case there are too many
files in a particular
directory. When the
following is executed:

$grep "ABC" *

And it fails saying with

ksh: /usr/bin/find: 0403-027 The parameter list is too long.

what would you do?

Well you can do the following:

$ls |xargs grep "ABC"

-----
Puneet Agarwal
This tip generously supported by: puneeta@delhi.tcs.co.in


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