On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 14:53:26 -0700 Bill Campbell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 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). This is one of those things that isn't actually true, but has been repeated so many times that people have come to believe it. The -exec option can be made to pass multiple arguments if it's used correctly. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"