[svlug] Running a command n times simutaneously

Scott Hess scott at doubleu.com
Tue Apr 25 12:47:25 PDT 2006


On 4/25/06, Seth David Schoen <schoen at loyalty.org> wrote:
> New bash syntax always amazes me.  An older and much more portable
> approach would be
>
> for i in $(seq 10); do
>   cmd &
> done

Wow, never heard of seq.  Cool.  Even more portable and less obvious
alternative that doesn't use such a special-purpose tool:

   yes | head -10 | egrep -n y | cut -d: -f

:-),
scott




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