How do move large number of files ?

Maxime Alarie malarie at
Tue Apr 13 19:12:53 UTC 2010

 rsync -alv dir1 dir2 


Then erase old files.



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From: ubuntu-users-bounces at [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of MirJafar Ali
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 3:09 PM
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Subject: How do move large number of files ?



I have very huge number of files in one directory that I wish to move to some other folder and
the standard  "mv" just screames

crash-06:~/DataSet$ mv file*  SFiles
bash: /bin/mv: Argument list too long

Can someone suggest what is may be a good solution.  of course picking one by one is ruled out.


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