|APPLY(1)||FreeBSD General Commands Manual||APPLY(1)|
NAMEapply — apply a command to a set of arguments
|apply||[ -a c][ -d][ -#] command argument ...|
DESCRIPTIONThe apply utility runs the named command on each argument 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 command.
The options are as follows:
Normally arguments are taken singly; the optional number
-# specifies the number of arguments to be passed to
command. If the number is zero,
command is run, without arguments, once for each
If any sequences of “
%d” occur in command, the -# option is ignored.
- -a c
The use of the character ‘
%’ as a magic character may be changed with the -a option.
- Display the commands that would have been executed, but do not actually execute them.
ENVIRONMENTThe following environment variable affects the execution of apply:
- Pathname of shell to use. If this variable is not defined, the Bourne shell is used.
- default shell
HISTORYThe apply command appeared in 4.2BSD.
BUGSShell metacharacters in command may have bizarre effects; it is best to enclose complicated commands in single quotes ('').
The apply utility does not recognize multibyte characters.
|December 13, 2006||FreeBSD|