[TriLUG] cp errror "Argument list too long"
gxti at partiallystapled.com
Mon Jul 25 22:05:16 EDT 2005
Greg Brown wrote:
>Ugh. I have a Axis webcam doing motion detection to watch the dogs at
>home. I have been creating mpg movies using the following command:
>convert *.jpg -delay 10 date.mpg
>But before I use the convert command I copy the files to /tmp/date.
>When I try to copy the files I get a "Argument list too long" error
>and nothing is copied. If I try to run the convert commany directly
>from the directly where my Axis camera dumps them I get the same
>error: Argument list too long.
>I got crafty and did a 'for i in *jpg; cp $i /tmp/date ; done' and
>that worked - but the convert still failed.
>Any ideas here? I'm out of them. And google is no help, at least in
>the middle of the night.
You might go with mencoder at this point, it does the
globbing internally, i mentioned some example uses in
the previous thread.
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