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Re: bin/44246: enhance mv to work better with xargs

On Sat, 12 Jan 2013 20:21:59 -0600 (Eric Schnoebelen) wrote:

> I've taken a look at bin/44246 and attempted to implement an
> enhancement to resolve the PR.

I really don't see the problem.  

        $ echo * | xargs mv newdir

fails, yes, but 

        $ echo * newdir | xargs mv 


Acknowledged, sometimes the input to xargs might require a subshell 

        $(brutal complexity; echo newdir) | xargs mv

to acheive the same ends, but I agree with Mouse: are we going to
change every utility that requires arguments in a specific order?  


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