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Date:      18 Oct 2020 20:34:38 -0400
From:      "John Levine" <>
Subject:   Re: sh scripting question
Message-ID:  <20201019003438.DEE4923A1E5D@ary.qy>
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In article <> you write:
>> 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.

>     -exec utility [argument ...] {} +
>             Same as -exec, except that “{}” is replaced with as many
>             pathnames as possible for each invocation of utility.

Oh, look at that.  Worth a try.

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