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Re: Problem with cp (copy)

From: David T-G
Subject: Re: Problem with cp (copy)
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 09:44:14 -0500
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Alfred, et al --

...and then Alfred M. Szmidt said...
%    I just saw this recently but don't remember the specifics: when you
%    get "argument list too long" it's actually a shell problem and not
%    a problem with cp (or any other program).  Perhaps someone else on
%    the list can chime in.
% Wrong wrong wrong.  Stop blameing the shell and blame silly operating

Well, I asked for it :-)

% systems that have an limit on the argument list.  Read the Coreutils
% FAQ [1].
% [1]: 

Oh, right.  That was it.  Not so much a shell problem as the shell
happily running into an OS problem.  Well, in any case it's not a problem
with cp.

Thanks & HAND

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