How To Find and Overcome Shell Command Line Length Limitations

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While using mv or rm command I get command line length error (Argument list too long error). How do I find out current running shell command line length limitations? How do I overcomes these limitations while writing UNIX / BSD / Linux shell utilities?

Bash Get All Command Line Arguments Before Last Parameter In [email protected]

Posted on in Categories last updated June 19, 2012

I‘m writing a wrapper bash shell script that will get the last argument (a domain name) from the command line into a shell variable called $_domain. I need to find all other parameters before last parameter in [email protected] and stored in a shell variable called $allargs. So that I can pass them as follows:

/path/to/real/binary “$allargs” “$_domain”

How do I do this using bash shell under Unix like operating systems?