xjobs reads job descriptions line by line and executes them in parallel.
If no utility is given as an argument to xjobs, then the first argument on every job line will be used as utility. To execute utility xjobs searches the directories given in the PATH environment variable and uses the first file found in these directories.
xjobs is most useful on multiprocessor machines when one needs to execute several time consuming command several that could possibly be run in parallel. With xjobs this can be achieved easily, and it is possible to limit the load of the machine to a useful value. It works similar to xargs, but starts several processes simultaneously and gives only one line of arguments to each utility call.
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What's New in This Release:
- This version adds a workaround for GNU's standard-incompliant getopt extension which breaks command line parsing.