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Re: mv argument error

From: Marty Leisner
Subject: Re: mv argument error
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 12:06:46 -0400

This is probably an operating system limitation.

Did you try to move a file hierarchy?

Or did you do something like  mv */*/* /dest

What system are you running on?

> Hello! 
> I tried to mv about 5000 files with mv, but it said 
> bash: /bin/mv: Argument list too long
> Don'T know whether it is the fault of bash or mv,
> but just wanted to tell you. I solved this problem
> with a for loop, but I think mv should be able to mv
> so many files.
> Please tell me, if I am totaly wrong.
> Sincerly,
> Nico Schottelius
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