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Re^3: Finding and sorting files in massive file directory

by frozenwithjoy (Curate)
on Jan 21, 2013 at 01:04 UTC ( #1014366=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Finding and sorting files in massive file directory
in thread Finding and sorting files in massive file directory

If you put something like this in a while (there are files that start w/ a) loop, you should get around the issue of too many arguments. (Be sure to set increment=1 before the loop).

mkdir dir_a.$increment mv `ls a* | head -n1000` dir_a.$increment/ let increment++


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Re^4: Finding and sorting files in massive file directory
by choroba (Abbot) on Jan 21, 2013 at 02:04 UTC
    The problem is you will get "too many arguments" from ls a* already.
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