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Re:How about xargs?

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on July 11, 2006 10:50 PM

Well, true enough, and an interesting feature. But xargs is more flexible. For example, if I want to grep files whose names end in ".txt" that occur in directories named "doc" found anywhere in a file system tree, then



<tt>find . -type f -name '*.txt' | grep '/doc/' | xargs grep pattern</tt>



is my friend. Note that the "." argument to find causes the pathnames to be prefixed with "./", which ensures that any "doc" directory at the top level of the tree is found.

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