Hey guys i have a hard time understanding xargs, what is it and what does it do?
You can pipe a list of arguments to xargs which can apply other commands to it.
You could use find's '-exec' option above but xargs is faster than that.
And to explain the WHY of xargs ... when you have a direcotry with MANY
files, and use shell globbing of sorts you may encounter errors a la
"argument list too long" or "too many arguments".
xargs allows you to work around that.
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