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Re: env :xargs no such file or directory

On Mon, 26 May 2003 00:04:29 -0700, Michael A Chase wrote:

> On Mon, 26 May 2003 10:37:50 -0700, Vikram Mehta wrote:
>> If the code of given below script is run , I get an error env: xargs no
>> such file or directory found This error comes form the last line of the
>> code.
>> f [ -f "$$ROMFSDIR/bin/busybox" ]; then \
>>  inode=`ls -i $$ROMFSDIR/bin/busybox | awk '{print $$1}'`; \ ls -i
>>  "$$ROMFSDIR/bin" | grep "^ *$$inode" | awk '{print $$2}' | \
>>   sed "s:^:$$ROMFSDIR/bin/:" | env -i xargs rm -f; \
>> fi
>> What I cannot understand is what is the phrase env -i xargs rm -f doing.
> The -i option to env discards the environment.  If $PATH isn't set, env
> doesn't know where to look for xargs and xargs won't know where to find
> rm.  Try /bin/xargs instead.  If you use /bin/rm, you probably won't need
> 'env -i'.

If you want your script to work in *NIX as well as Cygwin, use
'/usr/bin/xargs' instead of '/bin/xargs'.

As for what each command does, 'man' is your friend.  For example:

 man env
 man xargs
 man rm

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