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

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:14:40PM +0100, wrote:
> Isn't find(1) -printx exactly designed for this ?

Possibly, but the combination of 'find -print0' and 'xargs -0'
is a more sane solution to the quoting problem.

I'm not sure when xargs 'won' support for quoting characters with ', "
and \ - I'm fairly sure it wasn't in the first version I used!

xargs probably ought to have options to:
- set the field separator characters
- disable quoting, or maybe select between different type of quoting
    eg, current, shell (might be what it does now), ls -b, vis


David Laight:

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