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Re: bin/37666: xargs: Argument list too long

The following reply was made to PR bin/37666; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Aleksey Cheusov <>
Subject: Re: bin/37666: xargs: Argument list too long
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2008 11:41:51 +0200

 >  On Wed, 02 Jan 2008, wrote:
  >>    xargs: cat: Argument list too long
 >  xargs(1) in NetBSD-current takes the environment into account when
 >  working out how many args it may pass, but xargs(1) in netbsd-4 and
 >  earlier do not.  I believe that this is the cause of the problem you
 >  saw.
 revision 1.16
 date: 2007/04/18 15:56:07;  author: christos;  state: Exp;  lines: +461 -194
 Bring in xargs from FreeBSD to gain -I, -J etc. but keep our GNU compatible
 exit values.
 >  Please try the appended patch.
 Now it works fine. Thank you.
 What about porting this fix no earlier NetBSD releases?
 Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.

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