Copying files in Linux

Tim Chase blinux.list at
Sun Aug 9 16:01:09 UTC 2009

> I know that this has been up before, but I don't remember the
> solution to it. The cp command doesn't seem to be able to
> handle files larger than 4 gigabytes. How do I copy a file
> that is over 4 gigs?

I believe the problem resides not with "cp" but rather the 
filesystem types you're copying from/to.  If you're trying to 
copy to a FAT-32 partition, it has a max filesize of 4gb.  Other 
file-systems may/should have much larger limits on individual 
file sizes.


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