> >> If there are not too many files in all subdirectory,you can try:
> >> grep string 'find . -name "*" '
> >1. The limit is on the length of the command line, not the number of
> > files in the directory.
> Not having "too many files" keeps this command from overflowing
> the command line.
No, because you might have a small number of files with extremely long
The way the warning is written originally implies that the limit is on
the number of files, which might confuse a new user when he discovers
that it's taking a different number of files to cause an error.
Practically speaking, you're right, of course; but I think we should
endeavor to be completely correct when answering questions.
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