Tricky Deleting

Corey Edwards tensai at
Wed Mar 9 08:30:37 MST 2005

On Wed, 2005-03-09 at 06:35 -0700, Charles Curley wrote:
> The number of times rm is invoked is a function of the maximum command
> line length divided by the typical file path length. Researching the
> maximum command line length will be left as an exercise for the
> student.

The equation for maximum line length:

Avogadro's cmd line constant - how long you've been working
            how urgently you need the script

Let's say you've been working on a script for two hours (120 minutes)
and you'd rate it the 5th highest priority item on your schedule. That
means you are allowed:

        8192 - 120
        ----------  = 1614 characters

Now, wasn't that simple?


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