Subject: Re: upgrade to mv
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/15/2001 09:12:47
On Wed, 15 Aug 2001, Andrew Brown wrote:

# putting it that way reminds me that i've always wanted an option to mv
# where i could specify the destination as the argument to an option,
# rather than as the last argument in the list.  it would mean i could
# do things like:
# 	find . -name \*.html -print0 | xargs -0 mv -d otherplace
# and not use
# 	mv `find . -name \*.html` otherplace
# which loses if (1) there are too many files, (2) they have weird
# characters in the names, or (3) the shell's quoting semantics are just
# a little off form what i expected.
# cp (and maybe ln as well) would, of course, need to grow in the same
# way to be complete.

What really needs to happen is for xargs(1) to be brought in-line with

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