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Argument List Too Long in linux shell

This is a problem we’ve run into repeatedly with asterisk recordings files. The directories get so full of files that rm, ls, cp, etc cannot deal with them.


for x in *; do rm -f "$x"; done

or


for x in *; do cp "$x" "/<Destination Directory>/$x"; done

Linux / UNIX : Argument list too long error in shell and solution | Frequently Asked Questions

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