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xargs is better than `...` or $(...)
Authored by: alys on Feb 01, '05 05:41:53PM
It's easier to use open `pbpaste` but it's not as reliable. Using backticks (or $(...) in bash) will fail if you have too many arguments (in this case, too many URLs). I'm not sure what "too many" is; it is a reasonably large limit though, so in practice `...` will generally work. However, xargs will always work - it knows how to handle very large numbers of arguments. It's worth letting yourself get familiar with xargs.

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