Manual browser: apply(1)
|APPLY(1)||General Commands Manual||APPLY(1)|
NAMEapply — apply a command to a set of arguments
|apply||[-ac] [-#] command argument ...|
DESCRIPTIONapply 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
d́th 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 argument.
If any sequences of “
%d” occur in command, the -# option is ignored.
The use of the character “
%” as a magic character may be changed with the -a option.
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 ('').
|April 4, 1994||NetBSD 7.0|