Solution: bash: /usr/local/bin/rsync: Argument list too long

This issue came from Linux limitation of command argument memory maximum size with parameters MAX_ARG_PAGES and ARG_MAX. And the solution is straightforward: don’t use <directory>/*, use <directory> instead.

Note: if this error message from command ls, cp, etc. You can workaround them with the same trick OR run command find as workaround.

Here I show you how the issue came out and how I make it work again… [read more]


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Oracle DBA working in database, fusion middleware and identity management and cloud.
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