rsync more than 131072 files on linux

Matt McCutchen matt at
Sat Jan 26 00:50:37 GMT 2008

On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 19:03 +0100, Sylvain Gargasson wrote:
> Thanks for my RAM problem, it’s OK now, Dell share me 32GB of RAM.
> But now when I try on my showroom with a lot of files in one directory
> I have this error:
> sho-lnx-001:~ # rsync -av --progress
> --stats /mnt/source/* /mnt/destination/
> -bash: /usr/bin/rsync: Argument list too long

Remove the * from /mnt/source/* .


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