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[bug #36452] xargs needs "-I" (eye) last ...

From: Eric Blake
Subject: [bug #36452] xargs needs "-I" (eye) last ...
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 17:21:38 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #1, bug #36452 (project findutils):

POSIX states that mixing -I and -L is not portable:


You are using a non-portable command line, and so it should come as no
surprise that BSD and GNU xargs differ in behavior.

That said, you are not the first to request having -I and -L work together,
and presumably with semantics similar to BSD, or even at a bare minimum to
error out instead of silently changing behavior depending on argument
ordering; but no one has bothered to write and submit such a patch.


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