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Date:      18 Oct 2020 17:54:20 -0400
From:      "John Levine" <johnl@iecc.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        bob@proulx.com
Subject:   Re: sh scripting question
Message-ID:  <20201018215421.6BA9B23A1462@ary.qy>
In-Reply-To: <20201018144327254822114@bob.proulx.com>

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In article <20201018144327254822114@bob.proulx.com> you write:
>> Since find is in use, I think the canonical solution is
>> to use "find -print0"..."xargs -0"

>Here is an example, I will use a "ls -ld" command just to make it a
>real concrete example and perhaps easier to read that way.
>
>    find . -exec ls -ld {} +

Sometimes that's better, sometimes not.  I have find scripts that delete
stale files, and it is a lot faster to use xargs to run "rm" once for
each thousand files than once per file.

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