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[bug #51151] [wishlist] xargs -o support for interactive commands

From: Andreas Metzler
Subject: [bug #51151] [wishlist] xargs -o support for interactive commands
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2017 13:20:33 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #9, bug #51151 (project findutils):

On 2017-06-06 Thorsten Glaser <address@hidden> wrote:
> 3. In Andreas’ patch, obviously, do not remove the </dev/tty example but
> reword it slightly.

> Rationale for #2 and #3: while the BSD extension is added, documenting this
> likely still good for when one searches the documentation for information
> how to achieve the same effect with either older GNU xargs or non-BSD/GNU
> xargs (modulo the problems I stated e.g. wrt. ‘--’).

FWIW I disagree here, the tradeoff seems wrong to me. The documentation needs
to stay as short as possible, describing the most effective way.

If people do not know about "man xargs" filling up the manpage of GNU xargs
with information that is not really relevant for the respective version GNU
xargs in the hope that it find its way into google via man2www is just not


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