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    SubjectRe: File Limit in Kernel?
    Adam Voigt wrote:
    > I have a directory with 39,000 files in it, and I'm trying to use the cp
    > command to copy them into another directory, and neither the cp or the
    > mv command will work, they both same "argument list too long" when I
    > use:
    >
    > cp -f * /usr/local/www/images
    >
    > or
    >
    > mv -f * /usr/local/www/images
    >
    > Is this a kernel limitation?

    It's not a kernel limitiation, its a shell limitation. "*" expands to
    the list of 39000 names, which is too large.


    You could try something like:

    ls .|xargs cp -f --target-directory=/usr/local/www/images


    Chris

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