Bug 65292 - xargs doesn't work with .gnome-desktop
xargs doesn't work with .gnome-desktop
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: findutils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-05-21 12:13 EDT by hjl
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-21 12:41:26 EDT
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Description hjl 2002-05-21 12:13:37 EDT
# cd .gnome-desktop
# ls
hjl's Home  Trash
# ls | xargs ls
xargs: unmatched single quote
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-05-21 12:23:33 EDT
ITYM: find -print0 | xargs ls 
xargs interprets quotes in its input---it is correct to complain when they 
don't match up.
Comment 2 hjl 2002-05-21 12:41:20 EDT
It still doesn't work:

# find -type f -print0  | xargs file
./hjls Home: can't stat `./hjls Home' (No such file or directory).
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-05-21 13:09:30 EDT
Use xargs -0.

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