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XARGS(1) User Commands XARGS(1)

xargs - manual page for xargs 1.31.1


BusyBox v1.31.1 (2020-04-30 13:38:01 EDT) multi-call binary.

Run PROG on every item given by stdin

Input is separated by NULs

-a FILE Read from FILE instead of stdin

Don't run command if input is empty
Print the command on stderr before execution
Ask user whether to run each command
-E STR,-e[STR]
STR stops input processing
Replace STR within PROG ARGS with input line
-n N
Pass no more than N args to PROG
-s N
Pass command line of no more than N bytes
-P N
Run up to N PROGs in parallel
Exit if size is exceeded
April 2020 Fidelix 1.0