Subject: Re: xargs
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/28/2006 12:09:12
On Tue, 28 Mar 2006 wrote:
>> and I received:
>> xargs: grep: Argument list too long
> huh? Not all programs can be invoced more than once without manual
> intervention. Just think about find foo -name \*.o | xargs cc -o bar.
> That can't work with -n directly.

I think the point here is: how can xargs possibly construct something that 
goes beyone the maximum argument list length.

  - Hubert