stdout -determining size of??

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Sat Sep 22 12:00:43 PDT 2007

In the last episode (Sep 22), David Southwell said:
> How is the the size of stdout controlled.
> My query comes about because I had a shell running for ages with unlimited 
> history and found it had gobbled uyp all the space available to stdout!!!

Could you provide the error message that made you think that stdout has
a limit?  "stdout" could be anything: tty, socket, pipe, file, etc.  If
you have redirected stdout from a script to a file, like "ls > ls.txt",
then it's possible that you filled up a filesystem.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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