How do move large number of files ?
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 12:15:08 UTC 2010
On 04/13/2010 01:09 PM, MirJafar Ali wrote:
> 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.
Try to copy the files to the new folder with $ cp -a *
folderaddress. Then delete the files when they are all safe in the folder.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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