[GRASS-dev] [BUG] or at least unclear error message

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Mon Nov 2 06:06:16 PST 2015

On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 11:50 AM, Rainer M Krug <Rainer at krugs.de> wrote:
> Hi
> OS: OS X, El Capitan, grass installed via homebrew.
> I have a mega location with 532 read-only mapsets with each around 2500 mapsets
> (plus PERMANENT and an read-write analysis mapset).
> When using g.list type=rast mapset=* I get the following error: "Unable
> to open directory". I guess this is caused by to many open files as I
> can execute the command g.list type=rast mapset=... for this mapset
> without problems.

You likely hit the current setting of open files. See e.g. this page
how to set a higher limit:


Please let us know how it goes.


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