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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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