|APPLY(1)||General Commands Manual||APPLY(1)|
applyruns the named command on each given argument in turn.
Character sequences of the form
%d” in command,
where ‘d’ is a digit from 1 to 9, are replaced by the
d'th following unused
argument. In this case, the largest digit number of
arguments are discarded for each execution of
The options are as follows:
-# specifies the number of arguments to be passed to command. If the number is zero, command is run, without arguments, once for each argument.
If any sequences of “
occur in command, the
-# option is ignored.
$ apply echo *
Compare the a* files to the b* files:
$ apply -2 cmp a1 b1 a2 b2 a3 b3
Run who(1) five times:
$ apply -0 who 1 2 3 4 5
Link all files in the current directory to the directory /home/joe:
$ apply 'ln %1 /home/joe' *
applycommand appeared in 4.2BSD. Rob Pike
|September 8, 2014||OpenBSD-current|