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Re: VC and too long command lines

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: VC and too long command lines
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 07:16:23 -0700
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On 7/21/2011 5:55 AM, Deniz Dogan wrote:
> Of course, the command line was simply too long (approximately 66,000
> characters) for my operating system to handle (Windows 7 64-bit).
> What should Emacs do when this happens?
> I think the most appropriate thing would be to add some functionality
> which determines the maximum command line length for the current system
> and if the call exceeds that length, tell the user about it.  Another
> way would be to e.g. divide the commit into several smaller commits and
> appending something along the lines of "(commit N of M)" to each commit
> message.
> What do you think?  I think this is quite an important issue.

There is a third option, at least if you use Cygwin:


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