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

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Oct 24 22:28:46 UTC 2008

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!
When I learned Fortran IV in 1980 my teacher said that Fortran and Cobol were
the languages of the future!

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