Subject: Re: where is limfree defined?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
Date: 01/25/1996 12:01:05
> The big problem with the xargs approach is that the command can't
> also read from stdin
Well, this is a basic problem with the pipeline paradigm. There is no
reason xargs' list of names has to be read from stdin; given
appropriate pipe syntax in the shell (and the appropriate flag for
xargs), one could do something like
find ... | xargs -listfd 3 ...
> -- which is a good argument for "find -xargs" (like find -exec but
> able to combine arguments.)
Drat, you beat me to it. I was thinking of that, and if you hadn't
mentioned it I would have suggested it today.
And I will add it to my find, probably in the next day or two.