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Re: du doesn't take stdin

From: Richard Dawe
Subject: Re: du doesn't take stdin
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 20:13:36 +0100


Dan Heller wrote:
> Is this an oversight or omission?
> I want to do:
> $ locate .jpg | sed [...] | du -c -b

Why should du read a list of files on stdin?

You can use xargs to convert stdin to a list of parameters:

    locate .jpg | sed [...] | xargs du -c -b

xargs comes with GNU findutils.


Richard Dawe [ http://www.phekda.freeserve.co.uk/richdawe/ ]

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