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

Chuan-kai Lin, le Mon 09 Mar 2009 12:46:35 -0700, a écrit :
> 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.

I thought at first "it's not particularly convenient", then "well, so
what".  Now I'm thinking "Mmm, but people won't know they should do it
and blame xargs for being broken".  Also annotate-output is not enough
when programs e.g. output Packages entries, which not only should be
line-atomic, but also paragraph-atomic...


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