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

Ed Westphal enwestph at rochester.rr.com
Fri Oct 24 18:19:01 UTC 2008

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!


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