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Re: [opensuse] /bin/rm: Argument list too long

Consider the implications of this for a while:
Why does ./configure run an empirical test, trying progressively larger and
larger command lines until it breaks?

which "configure" is that?

$ which configure

Hmmm... it seems that "configure" is *NOT* a standard command.

What do you think about that?

I think anyone who sees dot-slash-configure and pretends not to know what it
refers to has lost the focus of the discussion.
Or if they really don't know then they are not qualified to have any opinion in
this discussion.
Sure, a lot of unix happened before 1991 when autoconf was first created, but
is a person who got very experienced but then dropped out in '91 so thoroughly
that they never enountered ./configure in the next _17_ years likely to be on
an opensuse mail list ?

I agree completely that within any particular bag of tools sold as part of one
kit under one name will generally all adhere to the same set of limits across
the board.

I was pointedly alluding to code and/or bins that may not come from the same
source as this or that particular xargs binary.

Brian K. White brian@xxxxxxxxx
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