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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: does <apply> do the xargs thing?
Date Mon, 24 Jun 2002 06:40:21 GMT
On Fri, 21 Jun 2002, Kendall Collett <> wrote:

> This makes me suspect that the implementation of <apply> isn't doing
> the xargs thing where the system limits on number of command
> arguments etc. is taken into account.

Err, right.

> (Is there even a way to do this portably w/in Java?)

If you can give me a pointer to "the xargs thing", I may be able to
answer the question 8-)

Do you mean writing all command line arguments to a pipe with Unix's
xargs on the other end?  I've never tried.  Is it guaranteed to get
around the command line lenght issue?

If so, we could at least use it on Unix-like system - the whole <exec>
stuff is not portable anyway.


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