When I try to access my ubuntus 13.10 terminal I get bash: /usr/bin/dircolors: Argument list too long. And I can't figure out what the problem means. I can't use of sudo su everything hangs
on 10/20/2013 – Made popular on 10/20/2013
I get the following error when trying to ls *.txt | wc -l a directory that contains many files:
-bash: /bin/ls: Argument list too long
Does the threshold of this "Argument list" dependent on distro or computer's spec? Usually, I'd pipe the result of such big result to some other commands (wc -l for example), so I'm not concerned with limits of the terminal.