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How do I change the maximum number of files allowed to be listed/transferred... on suse linux? both client and server are suse linux machines.

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What ftp service do you use vsftpd , pureftpd proftp ? –  Ruslan Apr 20 '11 at 16:03
    
Which SUSE are you using, SLES or OpenSUSE? –  sysadmin1138 Apr 20 '11 at 16:20
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You are probably running into limitations with shell globing. Things like expanding a * to a set of files is limited in bash.

The thing to do is change the way you produce your file sets to a more appropriate method. The right tool for the job will not have limitations in this area. Using rsync is the first thing that comes to mind, or using one tool to generate a list and then iterating over it is another depending on your scenario. If you want more specific advice you will have to explain your situation more fully.

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