Thursday, October 12, 2006

find and xargs

The power behind command line *nix is that most of the tools do one job well and they can be chained together. Dan Miessler has a quick tutorial on find and xargs will prove useful in a number of situations. This is one of those really valuable techniques that you have to know if you deal with a lot of text files (think: email, blogs, logs, etc.).

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