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need help making shell script use two CPUs/cores

I'm not very skilled at writing shell scripts.

#! /bin/sh
for k in $(ls *.JPG); do convert $k -resize 1024 $k; done

I use the above script to batch re-size digital camera photos after I
dump them to my web server.  It takes a very long time with lots of new
photos as the server is fairly old, even though it is a 2-way SMP,
because the script only runs one convert process at a time serially,
only taking advantage of one CPU.  The convert program is part of the
imagemagick toolkit.

How can I best modify this script so that it splits the overall job in
half, running two simultaneous convert processes, one on each CPU?
Having such a script should cut the total run time in half, or nearly
so, which would really be great.


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