bin/57024: a new option for xargs(1) -- only treat \n as
Garance A Drosehn
gad at FreeBSD.org
Sun Feb 27 01:40:13 GMT 2005
The following reply was made to PR bin/57024; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Garance A Drosehn <gad at FreeBSD.org>
To: freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org, mi at aldan.algebra.com
Subject: Re: bin/57024: a new option for xargs(1) -- only treat \n as
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 20:35:19 -0500
I suspect this PR should be closed. Not only is there the
very-workable solution from Oliver, but 'xargs -L <num>' is
pretty close to what the original PR is asking for.
It may not be obvious from description in the man page, but
when you request -L you're saying (among other things) that
you want *lines* of input. Therefore it switches to using
just '\n' as the delimiter for arguments.
(the reason I'm not closing the PR myself is that I haven't
yet checked the 'xargs' on other OS's to see if our 'xargs'
has implemented -L in the same way that their versions do.
I might close come back and close the PR at some later date).
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at FreeBSD.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy, NY; USA
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