Brian Dean <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
 > But extending cp does solve the problem.

Only for cp.  It wouldn't solve the problem for mv, ln and
a bunch of other tools.  Fixing it at _one_ place in xargs
would solve all of that without touching a dozen tools.

 > [...]
 > This makes cp work with xargs;
 >         % cat ReallyBigListOfFiles | xargs cp -d target

That's actually a bad example anyway, because you would use
cpio in that case, not xargs|cp.  It's also a bad example
for using cat, but that's a different story.  :-)

   cpio -dup target < ReallyBigListOfFiles


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