|ULIMIT(1P)||POSIX Programmer's Manual||ULIMIT(1P)|
ulimit [-f] [blocks]
The following option shall be supported:
- Set (or report, if no blocks operand is present), the file size limit in blocks. The -f option shall also be the default case.
- The number of 512-byte blocks to use as the new file size limit.
- Provide a default value for the internationalization variables that are unset or null. (See the Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017, Section 8.2, Internationalization Variables for the precedence of internationalization variables used to determine the values of locale categories.)
- If set to a non-empty string value, override the values of all the other internationalization variables.
- Determine the locale for the interpretation of sequences of bytes of text data as characters (for example, single-byte as opposed to multi-byte characters in arguments).
Determine the locale that should be used to affect the format and contents of diagnostic messages written to standard error.
- Determine the location of message catalogs for the processing of LC_MESSAGES.
"%d\n", <number of 512-byte blocks>
If there is no current limit on the number of blocks, in the POSIX locale the following format shall be used:
- Successful completion.
- A request for a higher limit was rejected or an error occurred.
The following sections are informative.
nohup ulimit -f 10000 env ulimit 10000
it does not affect the file size limit of the caller's environment.
Once a limit has been decreased by a process, it cannot be increased (unless appropriate privileges are involved), even back to the original system limit.
ulimit -f 100
The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2017, ulimit()
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