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Re: Pb with bash script under cygwin

On Mon, 19 Jun 2006, Eric Blake wrote:

> According to Igor Peshansky on 6/19/2006 8:50 AM:
> >
> > Another note I wanted to make is that '-exec' is evil, and you almost
> > never have a reason to use it for a final action of the find (pipe the
> > output to xargs instead -- "man xargs" for details).
> - -execdir is safer than -exec.  And by using the + instead of ;
> operator to - -exec or -execdir, you can safely eliminate the xargs
> process:  'find - -execdir echo {} +' is more efficient than 'find
> -print | xargs echo'.

Right, but it requires a new version of find, and thus will be
non-portable.  Besides, the output is not the same -- "find . -type f
-print | xargs echo" will print the files with paths relative to the
current directory, and "find . -type f -execdir echo {} +" will print
everything with "./" (ok for "rm", not so ok for "echo").  Plus, you can't
do some other nifty things that xargs can do, e.g., limit the number of
files passed to the command.
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