On 0, Fergal Daly <fergal at esatclear.ie> wrote:
> At 06:29 30/09/00, Subba Rao wrote:
> > > This will go wrong on any file that has a space or a shell meta character
> > > and may even end abruptly. To avoid this use
> > >
> > > find . -print0 | xargs -0 grep "pattern"
> > >
> > > find will output the filenames in null separated format and xargs will
> > > expect them like that,
> > >
> >Thanks for replying. I tried the following solution and works much faster.
> >find <path> -print | xargs -n 500 grep <pattern>
> >Thanks to everyone who replied with a solution!
>> Does this work much faster than find <path> -print0 | xargs -0 -n 500 grep
> <pattern> ? The difference between them should be negligible,
Yes. It is negligible difference. It depends on the current state of the
process activity. With all things being equal the command sequence
$ find <path> -print0 | xargs -0 -n 500 grep <pattern>
performs better, but only with a few microseconds.
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