Demystifying xargs

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Today I ran into a situation where I needed to run a single command tons of times, and didn’t want to sit around waiting for each one to be done.

I knew xargs existed, but because it doesn’t just run a single command and call it a day, I always kind of felt that it was a big scary dangerous tool that I’d be better off just avoiding.

Today, I decided: no more. Let’s demystify xargs!

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