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Re: bin/44246: enhance mv to work better with xargs
The following reply was made to PR bin/44246; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: schnoebe%netbsd.org@localhost (Eric Schnoebelen)
To: tech-userlevel%netbsd.org@localhost, gnats-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost
Subject: Re: bin/44246: enhance mv to work better with xargs
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:41:23 -0600
As I see it, there are two solutions for this PR.
(a) close it with a reference to xargs(1), and the -I/-J flags.
xargs(1) since 5.0 have the -I/-J flags, 4.x and prior do not.
(but 4.x and prior are no longer supported.)
(b) make the proposed change.
At least one user has suggested the feature would be useful
outside the context of xargs(1).
(a) would be easier for me, as I wouldn't need to make the promised
corresponding changes to cp(1) and ln(1).
Eric Schnoebelen eric%cirr.com@localhost
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