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Re: xargs: possible bug(s)

From: Andreas Metzler
Subject: Re: xargs: possible bug(s)
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 19:04:29 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On 2010-01-27 Phil Fisher 02 <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Andreas Metzler [mailto:address@hidden 
>> On 2010-01-26 Phil Fisher 02 <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > I will look and see what seems to be the AIX version implementation.

>> > Also, on my original "bug report" (please note quotes), xargs appeared
>> > to reject the use of -I {}.  From what I can see this does not seem to
>> > be correct.  Can you clarify within your remit?
>> [...]

>> Hello,

>> you were using xargs 4.1.20, a rather old version. I guess this bug has
>> simply been fixed in the mean time. 4.4.0 does not show the behavior you
>> described:

>> address@hidden:~$ echo a b c | xargs -I {} -n 6 echo {}
>> {} a b c

> Hi Andreas
> I am sorry I am now confused.

> Your output appears to show the same as my report and I currently
> believe this to be incorrect.
> My reading of the documentation suggests that  

> echo a b c | xargs -I {} -n 6 echo {}

I was responding specifically to "xargs appeared to reject the use of
-I {}".  It does not. In non-ancient versions.
cu andreas
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