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[Discuss] GNU xargs trick

On 4/27/2016 2:26 PM, Mike Small wrote:
> I wondered about that but when I tried a little experiment it seemed
> like it's probably not necessary. When I "cat | xargs -I{} ls {}" and
> type some two word lines the files ls complains of being missing do seem

It's a case-by-case thing just like shell variables. Quoting won't hurt
for file names but it could screw you over if you're substituting
command switches.


Yeah. parallel is the 800 pound gorilla, xargs is a kitten. Depends on
whether you want a gorilla or a kitten.

Rich P.

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