[CentOS] xargs with max each line / argument

Stephen Harris lists at spuddy.org
Tue May 17 10:11:16 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 12:36:08AM -0500, neubyr wrote:
> How do I pass xargs input one line at a time to subsequent command?

xargs is the wrong tool for this job.

> $ awk '{ print $0 }' gem.list.1 | xargs -L 1 -0 -I name sudo gem install name

while read line
  sudo gem install $line
done < gem.list.1



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