[CentOS] Re: ls and rm: "argument list too long"

Michael Peterson mpeterson at mail.charlesfurniture.com
Fri Oct 24 23:15:31 UTC 2008


Scott Silva wrote:
> on 10-24-2008 11:19 AM Ed Westphal spake the following:
>   
>> MHR wrote:
>>     
>>> On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 9:31 AM, Bill Campbell
>>> <centos at celestial.com> wrote:
>>>  
>>>       
>>>> Programming to the lowest common denominator may not feel sexy,
>>>> but it can prevent many headaches in the future.  I spent quite a
>>>> bit of time many years ago getting a large FORTRAN system working
>>>> that had been written on a system that use 7 character variable
>>>> names where standard FORTRAN only permitted 6 (it was amazing how
>>>> many of the variable names differed only in the 7th character).
>>>> While this would be relatively easy to deal with today, it was a
>>>> bitch when all programs were on 80-column punch cards.
>>>>
>>>>     
>>>>         
>>> Okay, now you're officially old.
>>>
>>> (Like me.)
>>>
>>> mhr
>>>   
>>>       
>> Forgive my senility, but I'm continually amazed how many of us ole
>> fossils are still around, and running Linux! Not to use up too much
>> bandwidth, but the switch from Fortran 2 to 2D, for disk, was a big
>> event way back when. Then Fortran 4 came around! Be still my old heart!
>>
>> ENW
>>     
> When I learned Fortran IV in 1980 my teacher said that Fortran and Cobol were
> the languages of the future!
>
>
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I have been learning and using COBOL since the mid 80's.
I use COBOL at the present time for Web Programming also.
The COBOL we use runs on UNIX and Linux.
I use it in addition to PHP/MySQL for Web Programming.

I have looked at Fortran programs but never had to learn the language.
It is on a PDP 11 that we shutdown in the late 90's.





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