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Re: [vox-tech] xargs question

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] xargs question
  • From: Henry House <hajhouse@houMAPSseag.com>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2001 11:34:21 -0700
  • References: 20010606094112.A20270@dirac.org

On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 09:41:12AM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> i tried using
>       find /data/MP3 | xargs chgrp audio
> to change the group of all my mp3's.   xargs was getting tripped up by
> filenames with single quotes.  of course, i was able to get the group
> changed with
>   find /data/MP3 -exec chgrp audio \{} \;

find /data/MP3 -print0 | xargs -0 chgrp audio

> but i'm curious whether i could've made xargs work.
> is there a way to make xargs work on a group of filenames which may contain
> single quotes?

Null seperation.

Henry House
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