SYNOPSIS

       par  [-defiqx]  [-c   command]  [-l   logfile]  [-n  #]	[-p  #]	 [file
       [file...]]


DESCRIPTION

       par takes a list	of files to run	a command on.  The first line of  each
       file  begins  with  a  colon  (:) or a pound-sign (#).  If a colon, the
       remainder of the	line is	a command to run for each  of  the  subsequent
       lines.	If  a  pound-sign,  then  each	subsequent  line  is  a	(self-
       contained) command, unless the -c option	was specified, in  which  case
       it  operates as if the argument to -c had followed a colon on the first
       line.

       In each of the cases where the lines of the file	 following  the	 first
       are not commands	(ie: colon or -c), instances of	open-close braces ({})
       in the command will be replaced by these	values.

       For example, an inputfile whose contents	is:

	    : echo {}
	    a
	    b
	    c

       run with	par like so:

	    %par -q inputfile

       will produce the	following output (order	will vary):

	    b
	    a
	    c

       The command-line	options	are as follows:


       -c     Command to be  run  on  each  of	the  arguments	following  the
	      command-line  options, where the first line of the input file(s)
	      begins with a pound-sign (#).

       -d     Print debugging information on standard error (stderr).	Repeat
	      the option up to three times for more verbosity.

       -e     Split  args  by  spaces,	rather	than using sh -c.  Note: -e is
	      incompatible with	the -i option.

       -f     No input file or STDIN, just  run	 a  quantity  of  the  command
	      specified	with -c.

       -i     Run   commands   interactively   through	 (multiple)   xterm(1)
	      processes.
	      stderr  from  par.   -q is mutually exclusive with the -x	and -l
	      options and the option appearing last will take precedence.

       -x     View par logs in real-time via an	xterm(1).


FILES

       par.log.T.N Log file; where T is	the current time in seconds since the
       epoch and N is the par process number ([0..]).


HISTORY

       par was ported from the perl version.



				15 January 2014				par(1)

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