On Wed, Apr 25, 2007, Thomas Dickey wrote: >On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 10:31:45PM +0200, Irsla wrote: >> On 4/25/07, Matthew Seaman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> > >> > find . -type f \( -mtime 6 -o -mtime 29 \) -print0 | xargs -0 vi >> > >> >> what about the -exec option of find ? I always wonder why people don't use >> it. > >it's simpler but not necessarily as efficient.
How could it be as efficient as it executes the -exec for every thing that find finds? Xargs groups the output (except under rare circumstances where one might specify that it run the command for each argument). Bill -- INTERNET: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Bill Campbell; Celestial Software, LLC URL: http://www.celestial.com/ PO Box 820; 6641 E. Mercer Way FAX: (206) 232-9186 Mercer Island, WA 98040-0820; (206) 236-1676 Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"