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Re: find and limits

On Thu, Apr 04, 2019 at 10:12:35AM +0000, wrote:
> wanting to write a portable version, I have to limit myself to what
> POSIX find and POSIX xargs support, which isn't much :-/
> I got this in the end:
>         ${FIND} ${WRKSRC} -iname '*.ttf' -print | \
>             ${XARGS} -I % ${INSTALL_DATA} % ${DESTDIR}${TTF_FONTS_DIR}
> Can we do something about this so find .. -exec is usable in more cases?  :-)

You found the correct solution, and expaning the maximum command line length
only moves the point of failure (instead of preventing the failure).


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