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Re: xargs --negate-interactive

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: Re: xargs --negate-interactive
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:41:34 +0200
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On 04/10/2016 03:12 PM, 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Wait, how about an option to eliminate the need for RET:
> so now all they would need to type is
> RET y     RET RET y     y
> or even
> x   y     x   x   y     y
> or any non y ...
> wait, how about just n,y,and q(to quit), and maybe "." to do 'execute
> this last one and then quit." No RET.

huh?  I'm not sure I can follow.  xargs outputs the command and
the "?..." on STDERR, and read the user's choice from /dev/tty - as
specified in:
Without RET, this would all be mangled and the commands would be
unreadable on a terminal.

Have a nice day,

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