Summary: tarring up maaaany subdirectories

From: Anjan Dave <>
Date: Wed Mar 10 2004 - 11:32:29 EST

gtar worked.

Thanks to many, instantaneous responses, most people suggested using


-----Original Message-----
From: Anjan Dave
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 10:22 AM
Subject: tarring up maaaany subdirectories

Dear All:

I need to tar/move a directory, which has a ton of sub-directories in
it, and i guess, i am hitting the limit for maximum directories, as i
get the "Too many links - cannot create" error.

bash-2.03# ls | wc
   32777   32777  193781

This is a solaris 7 box, and i have an option to move the directory to a
Linux box.

I read briefly, that the limit in Solaris cannot be increased.

Question is how do i create, maybe, 2 or 3 tar archives instead of one
big? Is there any other solution? Maybe rsync the whole thing to the new


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