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[bug #10678] xargs: unmatched single quote

From: Feiyun Wang
Subject: [bug #10678] xargs: unmatched single quote
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 10:35:50 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #7, bug #10678 (project findutils):

Thanks James a lot! I found "sort -z" very useful.

My problem is that I need the intermediate $$newmd5.file, and the space in
the original filenames makes double quote(") inevitable to me, for example:
1) mkdir C#
2) cd C#
3) touch "C# programmer's guide.doc"
4) find -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -r md5sum
5) find -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -r md5sum \"{}\"
Command 4) and 5) output the same error message:
md5sum: {}: No such file or directory
md5sum: ./C#: No such file or directory
md5sum: programmer's: No such file or directory
md5sum: guide.doc: No such file or directory

I am using Windows XP/GnuWin32 and
GNU xargs version 4.1

As the $$newmd5.file is used elsewhere and there are too many files there, I
wish not walk through the directory twice (with -print and -print0
I suggest options like "grep -F -f FILE", if new options were acceptable.


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