Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kevin P. Neal <email@example.com>
Date: 07/24/2000 12:51:31
On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 12:27:30PM -0400, Andrew Brown wrote:
> >That's a performance lose, but xargs is still more portable than a new
> a xargs that does this or the cp/mv that does that...either way it's
> not portable.
It looks like the xargs -i flag is supported on GNU xargs, HP-UX 10.20,
Solaris 2.6, AIX 4.3, and OpenEdition (Unix for MVS). That's what I
have onhand, but I have no standards document handy.
Seems to me that's more portable than a program that doesn't exist
on any of the systems I just listed. NetBSD implementing the feature
in xargs sounds like a better idea than a new program that would have
to be installed on all systems if portability to those systems is
Kevin P. Neal http://www.pobox.com/~kpn/
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