Terminal problem: "bin" folder apparantly overflowing [closed]

asked 2012-03-16 18:28:22 -0600

RyanG gravatar image

I just installed ROS and was starting the tutorials. I tried opening a new terminal window and it opens with the header "/bin/bash". After a long delay I get this message:

"bash: /usr/bin/dirname: Argument list too long"

This repeats for a while then the window crashes. My "bin" folder has 1,880 items. Seems like a lot. I'm new to ubuntu and their forums don't seem to have anything on this. Any suggestions would be great.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by tfoote
close date 2012-04-30 10:22:13


What does /etc/profile and /etc/bashrc say? There can also be ~/.bashrc and ~/.profile files for each user, take a look at those too.

Kevin gravatar image Kevin  ( 2012-03-17 05:25:03 -0600 )edit

Is your /opt/ros/electric/setup.bash script a symbolic link?

Dustin gravatar image Dustin  ( 2012-03-19 17:30:44 -0600 )edit

Closing due to no follow ups.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2012-04-30 10:22:08 -0600 )edit