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

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: [bug #51151] [wishlist] xargs -o support for interactive commands
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2017 16:35:25 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #10, bug #51151 (project findutils):

I agree with Andreas: the findutils manpages are too detailed IMO;
and it is a GNU recommendation to keep the man pages terse,
and to have the detailed documentation in Texinfo format (which may
be converted in other available formats like html, ps, pdf, etc.)

Therefore, I'd favor to remove both these special shell redirection
example and the messy-to-the-eyes options list at the top of xargs.1
while keeping both in the Texinfo manual.  There, I'd like to expand
a bit more about portability of -o vs shell redirection.

The attached is the v2 version which does the above little amendment,
plus adds a more detailed commit message for Andreas' patch.
Thanks for that BTW.

(file #40867)

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