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Re: request for parallel find -exec

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: request for parallel find -exec
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 18:51:38 +0100

On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Steffen Möller <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello,
> I googled around but have not found any such request mentioned before. I'd 
> want to run
> find . -name "*.csv" -exec gzip {} +
> in parallel. I was looking in "man find" for a make-like -j, did /arallel but 
> nothing popped up. I found then later xargs' -P
> option (great, I'll use that next time) and GNU Parallel somewhen later. So, 
> the technology and the CLI for those tools are all
> long available.

Sounds like you have a choice of technologies.

>  However, I'd rather strongly suggest to have parallel execution integrated 
> more visibly with find.


> The SEE ALSO section of the man page could have a pointer at least.

To what?   It contains a pointer to xargs.

> I have no idea for other tools that could possibly use some more parallelism.

xargs is a fairly general solution to that in the single-system-image case.

> Many thanks
> Steffen

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