Could ARG_MAX be increased?

Juha Saarinen juhasaarinen at
Thu Sep 23 12:35:05 PDT 2004

On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 15:46:26 +0200, Cyrille Lefevre
<root at> wrote:
> how about grep -r ou find | xargs grep !

How does that work, out of curiosity?

You can use the -exec feature of 'find' other wise - 

find . -type f -exec grep "something" {} /dev/null \;

-- the /dev/null is, according to a friend, "to provide grep with more
than one input file, so that includes the file name in any matches.
Didn't use it before. Add -depth or -maxdepth according to how many
directories you want to trawl through.



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