Subject: Re: "xargs: A: No such file or directory"
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Allen Briggs <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/29/2005 21:15:09
On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 05:05:25PM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> I recently tried to set up some packages on a 2.0 machine.  In the
> process, I noticed a line appearing
> xargs: A: No such file or directory

What exactly were you doing at the time?  My first thought there
is that someone is not considering pathnames with spaces and it
hit a file or directory like "A Name With Spaces".  I usually
use xargs with find(1) and I've taken to almost always using
find ... -print0 | xargs -0


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