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

Jeffrey B. Siegal jbs at quiotix.com
Sun May 7 10:23:03 PDT 2000

dfox at belvdere.vip.best.com wrote:
> And that's limited to whatever the size of the command line is,

Right.  That's most of the original idea behind xargs (though it has
grown to include other features).   If it weren't for the command line
line limit (which was pretty small on legacy Unix systems), you could
just do something like 

  grep pattern /dev/null `find ... -print`

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