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Re: What is ulimit?



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Dave Ihnat wrote:
> On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 08:59:50AM -0400, Mark Haney wrote:
>> My question is, what ulimit actually limit?  Based on what I've
>> read it seems to only limit BASH related commands (i.e. BASH shell
>> items, scripts, etc.) and not processes/apps run from a bash shell.
>> Am I right?  Can some one hold my hand and tell me what this does?
> 
> Well, I won't hold your hand, but I *will* point you to getrlimit(2) and
> setrlimit(2)...

That's great, but it's a programmatic method, I'm really looking more
for a definition on what it does compared to fs.file-max in sysctl.conf?



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