Posted on 2001-06-26
sometimes when I use the cp command to copy files, I get the error code agument list too long.
This happens when I'm using
(1)> cp dira/* dirb/
I can copy the files recursively by using
(2)> cp -r dira/ dirb/
but the files will go to directory "dira/dirb/"
Of course there are many ways to get the files from "dira" to "dirb". Copying them with a script or using other stupid tricks, but my question is, why is there a maximum number for the command (1). And maybe someone has an elegant way to avoid this.
I'm using SUSE.Linux 6.0