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[SLUG] cp command - Argument list too long
- To: "SLUG user group" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [SLUG] cp command - Argument list too long
- From: Bernhard Lüder <bl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun Feb 25 12:24:01 2001
What is the solution for this?
I am trying to copy files and directories from on place to another for
backup purposes I use the following command. Lately the source directory has
become rather large, which probably is the reason.
cp -puRvf ./* /backup
And I am getting this response:
bash: /bin/cp: Argument list too long
There is no problem, if I try copying smaller portions of the source with
cp -puRvf ./1* /backup
How can I overcome this. Why is cp limited? Is it a version bug? My version
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