What is the maximum length of command line arguments in gnome-terminal?
... and is there a system environment variable which reports this value?
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xargs knows. On my system,
$ xargs --show-limits Your environment variables take up 2572 bytes POSIX upper limit on argument length (this system): 2092532 POSIX smallest allowable upper limit on argument length (all systems): 4096 Maximum length of command we could actually use: 2089960 Size of command buffer we are actually using: 131072
I don't really know about gnome-terminal, but the shell has not a 'fixed' limit, but the limit of the stack.
However there is an hardcode limit per-argument that is 128KB, that should not be a problem if you don't use 'very very very long arguments....'.
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