Moving large number of files

find /source/directory -mindepth 1 -maxdepth 1 -name '*' -print0 | xargs -0 mv -t /target/directory;
if you want to move with command mv large list of files than you would get following error /bin/mv: Argument list too long alternavite with exec: find /source/directory -mindepth 1 -maxdepth 1 -name '*' -exec mv {} /target/directory \;
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By: aysadk
2020-11-17 12:30:45

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use xargs instead of -exec
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webcontentonline · 2 weeks and 1 day ago
System error code 200 means "The code segment cannot be greater than or equal to 64K." This error code may also display as "ERROR_RING2SEG_MUST_BE_MOVABLE" or as the value 0xC8.
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