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Re: xargs aborts on 255

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: xargs aborts on 255
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 09:51:30 +0100
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On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 09:26:31PM -0700, Frank Henigman wrote:
> I discovered by accident that xargs aborts when a command it runs
> exits with status 255.  I could not find documentation of that
> behavior.  May I suggest that the behavior be documented and an
> option be added to disable it?  Thank you.

Well, although this behaviour isn't documented in the xargs manual
page or in the Info documentation, it is the way xargs is supposed to
work.  See for example 


I'll update the findutils documentation to explain what is happening. 

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