Buchbinder, Barry wrote:
> You might try changing
> [[ condition ]]
> [ condition ]
> Perhaps single brackets use memory differently than double brackets.
They do: [[ condition ]] is interpreted by the shell; [ condition ] forks to
call /usr/bin/[.exe. If forking is the problem, that'll make it worse.
> If that doesn't work, try changing
> (which calls bash) to
> You will have to have retained the double to single bracket change,
> because dash does not have double brackets. Perhaps dash is more
> efficient with memory than bash.
There's a whole bunch of other alternatives: ksh, zsh, ash, etc. If the
problem is forking, however, none of those are going to improve things.