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).