copy or listing problem
Henrik W Lund
henrik.w.lund at broadpark.no
Fri Jun 18 04:24:09 PDT 2004
Yavuz Maşlak wrote:
> I use freebsd4.9
> I have thousands of files in my any directory. and I need to copy them to another directory.
> but when I started to copy them I got error as below;
> /bin/cp: Argument list too long.
> Do I have to copy them in pieces ?
> What shall I do ?
You could do it with a shell script:
for file in *
if [ -f "$file" ]
cp "$file" "$target_dir" #Define $target_dir yourself
This will only do files, not directories or other special files. If you
want to copy directories as well, the script will quickly grow bigger.
Read man sh for more (maybe even too much) info on how to do anything
-Henrik W Lund
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