XARGS(1) XARGS(1) NAME xargs - construct argument list and execute SYNOPSIS xargs [ -n number ] [ -p maxprocs ] cmd [ arg ... ] DESCRIPTION Xargs reads number (default 10) lines from standard input and runs the given cmd with those lines as arguments. This is repeated until standard input is exhausted. Options are as follows: -n Set number as the maximum number of lines taken from standard input for each invocation. -p Parallel mode: run maxprocs invocations at once. EXAMPLE seq 1 9 | xargs -n 3 echo SOURCE /sys/src/cmd/xargs.c HISTORY Xargs was implemented from scratch for 9front (August, 2011).