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Arglist too long...mv'ed crazy
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- From: meino.cramer@xxxxxx
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- Subject: Arglist too long...mv'ed crazy
- Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2007 04:10:34 +0200
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I am running the newest stable zsh on a Gentoo Linux
system, kernel 18.104.22.168
Also I am running mutt and my mail format is 'maildir'.
From time to time I am backupping my mails -- especially
from mailinglists like zsh, ruby...
When trying to move the mails I want to archive from
the ruby folder into the folder, which I want to use
for archiving I got
"zsh: argument list too long: mv"
because the filenames mutt uses for each mail are
long and rubys mailinglist is a high traffic one (4500
mails this month).
"Now", I thought, "it's zargs time!"
zargs -- ../../cur/* -- mv ???????????
Unfortunately mv wants its arguments "reversed":
mv <source> <target>
<target> is static ('.') but <source> is, what zargs
needs to fill in. Normally zargs put the argument simply
after the command.
but didn't find any hint, how to solve the problem...
Last I have to mention, that I aliased mv to 'mv -i':
alias mv='mv -i'
if this has any impact.....?!
mv (GNU coreutils) 6.7
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of
the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
Written by Mike Parker, David MacKenzie, and Jim Meyering.
Due to this I have two questions:
How can I cope the "reversed argument" problem with zargs in general?
How can I handle the "arglist too long" problem with
mv? In times of harddisks with hundreds of gigs....
Thank you very much for any help in advance! :)
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