Copying files in Linux

Christian christian08 at
Sun Aug 9 22:47:46 UTC 2009

Hi Tim,
OK, there we had the problem. It was onto a FAT32 partition I was copying the file.
Many thanks,

On 2009-08-09 at 11:01 Tim Chase wrote:

>> 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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