Command Line Overflow
Posted on 1998-04-24
The project I'm working on (Win NT 4.0 SP3, VC++ 5.0) has for various reasons, a need to spawn a separate program from within our own.
When we spawn the program we get a command line overflow at about the 150th character. 150 characters sounds like a lot until you start referring to multiple files with their full path.
Unfortunately, we can't just wrap the spawned program's inputs into a file, because it's 3rd party.
We thought about kludging a hack were we put everything in the same directory temporarily, but aren't really satisfied with that.
a) Can we increase the command line length? (and How?)
b) Can we avoid the command line length issue altogether (without using argument files)?
c) What is the actual command line length (154 seems like a very strange number for it to be...)?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give...