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Re: Argument List too Long



Patching won't help I'd bet. xargs is your best bet.

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On Jun 1, 2010, at 18:11, "Sanjay Chakraborty"  
<sanjaychakrab gmail com> wrote:

> xargs man page is helpful -- thank you I was missing this one. However
> patch may help and that I will be doing this weekend. Let me see that
> sort out the issue.
>
> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 12:17 PM, cliff here <c4ifford gmail com>  
> wrote:
>> Look in the man pages for Xargs, there are quite a few examples in  
>> there on
>> how to move and delete file when the 'Argument list is too long'
>>
>> On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 2:26 PM, Sanjay Chakraborty <sanjaychakrab gmail com
>>> wrote:
>>
>>> I have a script and that run every month, In the script it has a mv
>>> command and that moves about 35000 files from one directory to other
>>> directory. In one system it is working but in other system I am
>>> getting "Argument List too Long" error message.
>>>
>>> mv* ../$directory2/ cannot work.
>>>
>>>
>>> I can try with "find $directory -type f -name '*' -exec mv {}
>>> $directory2/. \;"  but I am not sure it will work and it will take
>>> time to do the testing through script modification.
>>>
>>>  It is running RHEL 5.1, patching may solve the problem. But I  
>>> cannot
>>> patch this server soon.
>>>
>>> Any one can help about this ?
>>>
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