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Old 05-02-2005, 12:16 PM   #1
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copying 30000 files


hi everybody,

i got the following question:

i have a directory containing 30000 files, all of them ending with .ent.Z
what i want to do now is copy the first 5000 files to a separate directory, then the next
5000 files to another separate directory and so on....

i am not a newbie to linux, but i got no clue how to achieve this, except for writing a perl script.

any ideas how i can do this without using a script?

thanks in advance
 
Old 05-02-2005, 12:26 PM   #2
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What about:
mv `ls|head -n 5000` /path/to/destination/
 
  


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