Yavuz Maşlak wrote:
Hello
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 ?

Thanks

Greetings!

You could do it with a shell script:

[SOF]
#!/bin/sh

for file in *
do
        if [ -f "$file" ]
        then
                cp "$file" "$target_dir" #Define $target_dir yourself
        fi
done
[EOF]

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 with scripts.

-Henrik W Lund
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