On Sat, 21 Apr 2001 17:27:04 +0200, Oliver Fromme wrote:

> Not all users use /bin/sh.  Scripts needn't be written
> in /bin/sh, and xargs can be used interactively, too (I
> use it a lot).  Just because _our_ xargs works fine with
> _our_ /bin/sh doesn't mean there is no problem.

So we have two problems:

1) Calling cp(1) repetitively is inefficient.

2) The argument list is too big for cp(1).

Extending cp(1) will not solve (2).  Extending xargs(1) will solve both.
So why is an extension to cp(1) being proposed?


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