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Delete lines from multiple files (recursively) in Linux

We had a requirement to delete a line which matches a particular pattern from multiple ksh files. These lines of code was used to log execution status and we no longer needed it after an architecture change. 79 more words

Parallelize using xargs

According to this answer on StackOverflow: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/24954/when-is-xargs-needed/24979#24979 , you can easily parallelize tasks using xargs. To quote the given example:

$ find . -type f -name '*.wav' -print0 | xargs -0 -P 3 -n 1 flac -V8
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Using find command to interact with files

In this short article I want to show you how you can use find to interact with files within Linux. I’ll also try to cover some of the aspects when using find with xargs command and we’ll see the difference between these two. 355 more words


xargs process input from command via pipe

process input from command, for the use in anther command as parameters.
will work as echo if no extra instructions is included.

<command> | xargs -n1… 102 more words


copy nb-configuration.xml into child directories

find . -name pom.xml -type f -mindepth 2 -maxdepth 2 | xargs -I{} dirname {} | xargs -I{} cp nb-configuration.xml {}


Using Xargs on Mac Terminal

Xargs is used to run commands on the output from other command line programs.
The OS X version is missing the default -I {} that other *nix sytems seem to have. 43 more words