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Re: bin/44246: enhance mv to work better with xargs
On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:14:40PM +0100, tlaronde%polynum.com@localhost 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: david%l8s.co.uk@localhost
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