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APPLY(1)							      APPLY(1)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     apply - apply a command to	a set of arguments

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     apply [ -ac ] [ -n	] command args ...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     apply runs	the named command on each argument arg in turn.	 Normally,
     arguments are chosen singly; the optional number n	specifies the number
     of	arguments to be	passed to command. If n	is zero, command is run
     without arguments once for	each arg. Character sequences of the form %d
     in	command, where d is a digit from 1 to 9, are replaced by the dth
     following unused arg.  If any such	sequences occur, n is ignored and the
     number of arguments passed	to command is the maximum value	of d in
     command. The character `%'	may be changed by the -a option.

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

	  apply	echo *
     is	similar	to ls(1);

	  apply	-2 cmp a1 b1 a2	b2 ...
     compares the `a' files to the `b' files

	  apply	-0 who 1 2 3 4 5
     runs who(1) 5 times

	  apply	'ln %1 /usr/joe' *
     links all files in	the current directory to the directory /usr/joe

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Shell metacharacters in command may have bizarre effects; it is best to
     enclose complicated commands in single quotes (' ').

     There is no way to	pass a literal `%2' if `%' is the argument expansion

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