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Re: [SLUG] correct form of find - exec rm on RH5.2?

On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 11:27 +1000, Peter Rundle wrote:
> Incidently the last time the -exec vs xargs came up the -exec script 
> given worked, the xargs didn't. Then when this was pointed out the reply 
> was "well it was only an example" I.E a polite way of saying go RTFM.
> For my money, I'll take the slower simpler but working example every time.

Maybe it's just me, but I find piping to xargs simpler than grappling
with quoting shenanigans on a find -exec command line. But then, I was
using xargs long before I even found out that find had an -exec. Horses
for courses, I suppose.