sean finney on 2 Jul 2009 23:26:47 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] add symlink to directory with find -name -exec {} \;

On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 03:39:17PM -0400, JP Vossen wrote:
> And, my way doesn't always work.  xargs works great when the results 
> from find can be strung out as arguments to your command.  That would be 
> a disaster with something like the mv or cp commands though.  When in 
> doubt, add an echo and test:
> 	find -name script_name -print0 | xargs -0 echo chmod 200

then you can throw -n1 at xargs :) there's also -i (which gives use
 of {} as a replacement template) if you have a fairly complicated
command syntax.


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