[UFO Chicago] "File Size Limit Exceded"

Jordan Bettis jordanb@hafd.org
Tue, 29 Jan 2002 03:01:34 -0600

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On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 11:57:16PM -0600, Ian Bicking wrote:
> I'm getting this weird error message.  I'm trying to get this CD image
> from someone else, and after going through all sorts of problems, I
> tried to copy the file from one place to another.  We've gotten about
> 384mb downloaded so far.  When I try to copy it, it copies about 100mb
> and then gives me an error "File size limit exceeded".  Same if I try to
> cat it from one place to another.  I have room on the disk, and tried
> copying it to different filesystems.  I tried appending to the file
> where it sat, and got the same error message.

Try ulimit -a. Make sure file size (blocks) is 'unlimited'. If it's not,
try 'ulimit -f unlimited'.

Jordan Bettis <http://www.hafd.org/~jordanb>
Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to=
handle: You've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.
          -- Alan J Perlis: Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN 1982

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