May 26, 2018
Simple xargs and apply replacement
xe is a tool for constructing command lines from file listings or arguments, which includes the best features of xargs1 and apply1.
Benefits over xargs
- Sane defaults behaves like xargs -d’\n’ -I -n1 -r.
- No weird parsing, arguments are separated linewise or by NUL byte.
- Can also take arguments from command-line.
- No shell involved unless -s is used.
- replacing possible with multiple arguments.