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xargs for Windows

Started by Vortex, February 12, 2023, 09:38:53 PM

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What's xargs?

Quotexargs (short for "extended arguments" [1]) is a command on Unix and most Unix-like operating systems used to build and execute commands from standard input. It converts input from standard input into arguments to a command.

Some commands such as grep and awk can take input either as command-line arguments or from the standard input. However, others such as cp and echo can only take input as arguments, which is why xargs is necessary.

Windows xargs clone: PPX2

Some examples of usage :

Calculating the MD5 hash of a group of files under a folder :

dir /b /s /a-d D:\Folder | ppx2.exe -L 1 md5sum.exe "{}" > md5.txt

.mpg convertion :

dir /b *.mpg | ppx2 -P 4 -L 1 ffmpeg.exe -i "{}" -quality:v 1 "{}.mp4"

Attached is the project built with PellesC v11