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Re: Argument List too Long



Thank guys. I patched this server and it fix the issue.

On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 10:19 PM, Cameron Simpson <cs zip com au> wrote:
> On 02Jun2010 09:19, cliff here <c4ifford gmail com> wrote:
> | basically it takes stdout and you pipe to stdin ... but it basically handles
> | each argument one at a time instead of in a batch.
> |
> | find /tmp -name core -type f -print | xargs /bin/rm -f
>
> The OP was wanting:
>
>  mv files... target-dir
>
> xargs puts the filenames at the _end_ of the command line, and thus
> doesn't play nice. We can leave aside the horrible quoting problems it
> has, since he can get away with find's -print0 predicate and xargs' -0
> option.
>
> Probably the easiest fix is a small wrapper script for mv which mangles
> the line to work around xargs, eg a script called "move-to.sh" thus:
>
>  #!/bin/sh
>  target=$1
>  shift
>  exec mv -- ${1+"$@"} "$target/."
>
> and then call:
>
>  find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 sh move-to.sh the-target-dir
>
> and he would be away. Unless he has a directory tree structure to
> preserve, in which case more work is needed.
>
> And BTW, try to lose the horrible habit of using the -f option to rm; it
> is usually not needed. I know that many distros ship with "rm" aliases
> to "rm -i", which teaches people to reach automatically for -f to avoid
> much pain, but it is better to get rid of the alias, not to turn off all
> the sanity checks by habit. (And in a script the aliases are not in
> play, so you don't need -f there unless you really do not want to notice
> when you issue lots of totally bogus rm commands.)
>
> Cheers,
> --
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Regards.
Sanjay Chakraborty



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