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Re: #518696 ITP: parallel -- build and execute command lines from standard input in parallel]

On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 11:40:51AM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> A lot of applications (including md5sum) would not necessarily print
> their output atomically and then you get mixed output.  Either we add
> the option to findutils, or we package parallel.

It appears to me that you can get the same functionality by using xargs
with an adapted version of annotate-output(1) which is a part of
devscripts.  Are there other reasons to use parallel?

Chuan-kai Lin

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