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bug#7036: ls, mv, etc on LINUX

From: Elisabet Wahlgren
Subject: bug#7036: ls, mv, etc on LINUX
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 17:02:00 +0200

Hi Guys,

Greatly surprised (and not very happy) that my attempts to list or move files 
satisfying a file name pattern (like ls *.tgz for example)  fail miserably on 
my linux machine, when the number of files satisfying the pattern is large. 
Error message example: "/bin/mv: Argument list too long". Is this a bug or a 
feature, would you know?

I used to work with a Unix version (Solaris) quite a number of years (decades) 
and cannot remember having seen this limitation before.

Any tips?

Elisabet Wahlgren

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