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Re: [opensuse] /bin/rm: Argument list too long
  • From: Sylvester Lykkehus <zly@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 08:24:21 +0100
  • Message-id: <47EB4BA5.9050408@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 2008-03-26 23:47, jdd sur free wrote:
Carlos E. R. a écrit :

But the thing is, the xarg's man page does not clearly say that it joins
arguments up to the size limit. There are hints that concurs with that
fact, but it is not clearly stated :-)

quite surprisingly, man xargs in google gives many different file contents, some clear, other not

jdd

whatis xargs
xargs (1) - build and execute command lines from standard input
xargs (1p) - construct argument lists and invoke utility

man 1p xargs

Curiously, it's described in the PPM page of xargs.

/Sylvester
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