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GNU Parallel 20100922 released

From: Ole Tange
Subject: GNU Parallel 20100922 released
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 00:04:06 +0200

GNU Parallel 20100922 has been released. It is available for
download at:

New in this release:

* See GNU Parallel live at FSCONS 2010-11-07:

* Untested Debian and xUbuntu packages available through OpenSUSE
  build service:

* Using --retries a job will be retried on another computer if it
  fails. This is useful if some jobs fail for no apparent reason (such
  as network failure).

* BSD xargs -o (open /dev/tty) is now default for the job running in
  foreground. Useful for interactive commands like:
  ls | parallel -Xuj1 vi

* GNU sql now supports SQLite.

* Renamed .dburl.aliases to .sql/aliases and /etc/sql/aliases.

* GNU sql now support --list-tables

* Alias for DBURL can contain '?query' part with %-quoting.

= About GNU Parallel =

GNU Parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one
or more machines. A job is typically a single command or a small
script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The
typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a
list of URLs, or a list of tables.

If you use xargs today you will find GNU Parallel very easy to use as
GNU Parallel is written to have the same options as xargs. If you
write loops in shell, you will find GNU Parallel may be able to
replace most of the loops and make them run faster by running several
jobs in parallel. If you use ppss or pexec you will find GNU Parallel
will often make the command easier to read.

GNU Parallel makes sure output from the commands is the same output as
you would get had you run the commands sequentially. This makes it
possible to use output from GNU Parallel as input for other programs.

You can find more about GNU Parallel at:

Watch the intro video on or
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