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GNU Parallel 20100906 released

From: Ole Tange
Subject: GNU Parallel 20100906 released
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 00:47:00 +0200

GNU Parallel 20100906 has been released. It is available for
download at:

New in this release:

* Using --shebang GNU Parallel can be used as the parser for a script.
  E.g: #!/usr/bin/parallel --shebang traceroute (followed by lines of

* First community generated bugfixes

* Alt Linux package of GNU Parallel. Thanks to Michael Shigorin <mike
  at altlinux dot org>

* Sunfreeware package of GNU Parallel. Thanks to Steven M. Christensen
  <sunfreeware at>

* Untested CentOS, Fedora, Mandriva, RedHat, and SUSE packages
  available through OpenSUSE build service:

* Review of GNU Parallel. Thanks to Andrew McFague amcfague at wgen dot net

* First 1000 views of the intro video

* sql - a small script to access sql bases from the command line which
  is a handy companion to parallel --colsep

= About GNU Parallel =

GNU Parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one
or more machines. A job is typically a single command or a small
script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The
typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a
list of URLs, or a list of tables.

If you use xargs today you will find GNU Parallel very easy to use as
GNU Parallel is written to have the same options as xargs. If you
write loops in shell, you will find GNU Parallel may be able to
replace most of the loops and make them run faster by running several
jobs in parallel. If you use ppss or pexec you will find GNU Parallel
will often make the command easier to read.

GNU Parallel makes sure output from the commands is the same output as
you would get had you run the commands sequentially. This makes it
possible to use output from GNU Parallel as input for other programs.

You can find more about GNU Parallel at:

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