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Tue Jun 4 12:17:20 MDT 2013

of the process one can set it in the init-script of the login shell
(~/.bash_profile  for the bash shell). Unless you are superuser
you usually can't increase the limmits. You can play arround with
the /etc/login.defs and enable setting of limits/umask etc.
from the geccos field of /etc/passwd or set the ulimit directly
from there.
Note: Are you shure you run against the ulimit when you encounter
'too many open files' ? The kernel itself does have a limit of
oppen file descriptors as well. On newer kernels you can change this
value during runtime by writing to '/proc/sys/fs/file-max':

   echo 4096 > /proc/sys/fs/file-max 


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