Moving Only Sub-Directories?
blinux.list at thechases.com
Wed May 5 14:20:36 UTC 2010
On 05/05/2010 09:00 AM, Lee Maschmeyer wrote:
>>> for i in *;do
>> I thought about this, but the OP described having large quantities of files
>> & directories -- I've hit a shell-expansion limit on "*" before
> Interesting. Do you know more or less what it was?
It's an OS-imposed limit rather than a shell-imposed limit. On
my Linux box (Debian Testing), I can run "getconf ARG_MAX" at the
command line and it returns 2097152, so my shell expansion (the
"*") can't exceed about 2 megs of text. It's a high limit, but
I've used Linux boxes where this limit was much smaller (down
near 128k) which is much easier to hit. So I just default to
using the "find" method so I don't have to think about it.
Yes, 2 megs of merely file-name listing is a HUGE directory (grins)
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