[svlug] Re: [svlug]how to copy a bunch of "." files?

J C Lawrence claw at cp.net
Wed May 3 13:29:33 PDT 2000


On Thu, 27 Apr 2000 13:30:26 -0400 (EDT) 
Francis Pinteric <linuxdoctor at linux.ca> wrote:

> Here's a question that I seen a lot of and I' wondering what the
> advantage is.

> When using find, I see a lot of people using xargs when most of
> the time it isn't necessary. For example, the above find sequence
> can be written as:
...
> What advantage does xargs provides in cases like this? Just
> wondering.

Dpending on the arguments to xargs (as versus find's -exec), you can 
get multiple arguments passed on a single executed command, which
depending on what you're doing, can be a LOT faster.  

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