I apologize if this is a repeat question. I've seen a lot of similar questions (regarding deleting files) but not exactly the same scenario.
I have a directory containing hundreds of thousands of files (possibly over a million) and as a short-term fix to a different issue, I need to move these files to another location.
For the purpose of discussion, let's say the these files originally reside in
/home/foo/bulk/ and I want to move them to
If I try
mv /home/foo/bulk/* /home/foo2/bulk2/ I get a "too many arguments" error.
Mr. Google tells me that an alternative for deleting files in bulk would be to run find. Something like:
find . -name "*.pdf" -maxdepth 1 -print0 | xargs -0 rm
That would be fine if I was deleting stuff but in this case I want to move the files... If I type something like
find . -name "*" -maxdepth 1 -print0 | xargs -0 mv /home/foo2/bulk2/ bash complains about the file not being a directory.
What's the best command to use here for moving the files in bulk from one directory to another?