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Archive for March 7th, 2023

linux – Newline-separated xargs – Server Fault

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/03/07

A long time ago, on just one system, I forgot which one, I needed explicit [Wayback/Archive] linux – Newline-separated xargs – Server Fault.

The simple solution was to replace the newline with null before running xargs:

tr '\n' '\0'

The clean solution was to install gnu xargs:

GNU xargs (default on Linux; install findutils from MacPorts on OS X to get it) supports -d which lets you specify a custom delimiter for input, so you can do

ls *foo | xargs -d '\n' -P4 foo 


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