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[ale] xargs problems
- Subject: [ale] xargs problems
- From: esoteric at denali.atlnet.com (Wandered Inn)
- Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 21:25:20 -0400
Ken Nagorski wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have this problem with xargs... I know this has worked. I have
> used it before.
> root# find . -type f -print | xargs grep -v /web/sites/
> xargs: unmatched single quote
> Broken pipe
I suspect you're finding a file that contains a single quote in the
name. Try something like:
find . -type f -printf "\"%p\"\n" |xargs grep -v /web/sites/
> I couldn't quite remember what I was going to say
> so I causally took another sip of whatever it was I was drinking,
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