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Re: bug in documentation example

From: Kevin Dalley
Subject: Re: bug in documentation example
Date: 24 May 2001 02:47:09 -0700
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Thanks for your bug report.  Try the latest alpha release, which is

The bug is fixed in this release.

Jacob Burckhardt <address@hidden> writes:

> The "Multiple Files" node of the info documentation says:
> >    You can use shell command substitution (backquotes) to process a
> > list of arguments, like this:
> > 
> >      grep -l sprintf `find $HOME -name '*.c' -print`
> > 
> >    However, that method produces an error if the length of the `.c'
> > file names exceeds the operating system's command-line length limit.
> > `xargs' avoids that problem by running the command as many times as
> > necessary without exceeding the limit:
> > 
> >      find $HOME -name '*.c' -print | grep -l sprintf
> I think the word "xargs" should be before the word "grep".
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Kevin Dalley
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