andreev.peter at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 11:38:04 UTC 2011
2011/2/15 RW <rwmaillists at googlemail.com>:
> On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:57:12 +0300
> Peter Andreev <andreev.peter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Use of "xargs" on many files will be much faster than "find...exec"
> This is a surprisingly common myth. exec can pass single or multiple
> arguments according to whether you use ";" or "+"
You are right, use of "+" makes "-exec" much faster. Thank you, I
didn't know about this feature.
>> find / -type f -name copyright.htm | xargs sed -i .bak -e
> This is much less safe on FreeBSD than it is with the GNU versions
> because print0 is required for paths with spaces.
> find ... -print0 | xargs -0 ...
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