Unix Tip #4336- January 24, 2014


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LIMIT THE SIZE OF DATA AREA


You can limit the size of "data area"
using ulimit and limit.


Under sh or ksh:
$ ulimit -d SIZE_IN_KB

Displays all current resource limits
$ ulimit -a


under csh or tcsh:
$ limit datasize SIZE_IN_KB

Displays all current resource limits
$ limit


For example:
$ ulimit -d 141073
$ ulimit -a


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