gnu --target-dir, how to fake with rsync?

Andrew Gideon c182driver1 at
Sat Oct 10 11:43:52 MDT 2009

On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:54:25 +0200, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:

> It makes a tremendous difference if you have to fork/exec one program
> per file for, say, 100,000 files. Or (-t here) about 10 instances doing
> 10,000 files.

I'm afraid I'm still too obtuse (or perhaps just coffee-deprived) to 
grasp this.  How does having --target-dir make it possible to copy many 
files in a single command that was not previously possible?

Is this still related to xargs use?



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