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NAME

       ulimit - set or get the shells resource usage limits


   Synopsis
       ulimit [OPTIONS] [LIMIT]

   Description
       The ulimit builtin is used to set the resource usage limits of the
       shell and any processes spawned by it. If a new limit value is omitted,
       the current value of the limit of the resource is printed.

       Use one of the following switches to specify which resource limit to
       set or report:


       o -c or --core-size The maximum size of core files created. By setting
         this limit to zero, core dumps can be disabled.

       o -d or --data-size The maximum size of a process's data segment

       o -f or --file-size The maximum size of files created by the shell

       o -l or --lock-size The maximum size that may be locked into memory

       o -m or --resident-set-size The maximum resident set size

       o -n or --file-descriptor-count The maximum number of open file
         descriptors (most systems do not allow this value to be set)

       o -s or --stack-size The maximum stack size

       o -t or --cpu-time The maximum amount of cpu time in seconds

       o -u or --process-count The maximum number of processes available to a
         single user

       o -v or --virtual-memory-size The maximum amount of virtual memory
         available to the shell. If supported by OS.


       Note that not all these limits are available in all operating systems.

       The value of limit can be a number in the unit specified for the
       resource or one of the special values hard, soft, or unlimited, which
       stand for the current hard limit, the current soft limit, and no limit,
       respectively.

       If limit is given, it is the new value of the specified resource. If no
       option is given, then -f is assumed. Values are in kilobytes, except
       for -t, which is in seconds and -n and -u, which are unscaled values.
       The return status is 0 unless an invalid option or argument is
       supplied, or an error occurs while setting a new limit.

       ulimit also accepts the following switches that determine what type of
       limit to set:


       o -H or --hard Set hard resource limit

       o -S or --soft Set soft resource limit


       A hard limit can only be decreased, once it is set it can not be
       increased; a soft limit may be increased up to the value of the hard
       limit. If neither -H nor -S is specified, both the soft and hard limits
       are updated when assigning a new limit value, and the soft limit is
       used when reporting the current value.

       The following additional options are also understood by ulimit:


       o -a or --all Print all current limits

       o -h or --help Display help and exit


       The fish implementation of ulimit should behave identically to the
       implementation in bash, except for these differences:


       o Fish ulimit supports GNU-style long options for all switches

       o Fish ulimit does not support the -p option for getting the pipe size.
         The bash implementation consists of a compile-time check that
         empirically guesses this number by writing to a pipe and waiting for
         SIGPIPE. Fish does not do this because it this method of determining
         pipe size is unreliable. Depending on bash version, there may also be
         further additional limits to set in bash that do not exist in fish.

       o Fish ulimit does not support getting or setting multiple limits in
         one command, except reporting all values using the -a switch


   Example
       ulimit -Hs 64

       would set the hard stack size limit to 64 kB:



Version 1.23.1                    8 Mar 2009                         ulimit(1)

fish 1.23.1 - Generated Sun Mar 8 14:21:13 CDT 2009