[Snort-users] Argument list too long?

Exchange pauls at ...6838...
Fri Nov 26 08:43:09 EST 2004

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Michael Chilcott" <Michael_Chilcott at ...12166...>
> To: <snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net>
> Sent: Friday, November 26, 2004 5:26 AM
> Subject: [Snort-users] Argument list too long?

 > When I try to update the nessus plugins, I am getting an error
 > "/usr/local/sbin/nessus-update-plugins: line 245: /bin/cp: Argument list
too long"
 > This started happening on 11/ 23/04.

You're not alone.  I had the same problem.

> I don't remember changing anything either... Does anyone know how I can
fix this?

I fixed it by adding code to change the cp *.nasl and cp *.inc lines to for
loops.  The problem is that the number of files being copied exceeds the
allowed number of lines in the shell (sh), so it generates an error.  I'm
sure the authors have been made aware of it by now, so I suspect a fix will
come out shortly.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at ...6838...)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

More information about the Snort-users mailing list