An XARGS question

Michael Yep myep at
Tue Jul 18 19:56:56 UTC 2006

That did not seem to work. Is this correct ?

[root at localhost ~]# lastb -ai |fgrep "Jul 18" |awk '{print $10
}'|sort|uniq|xargs grep -i {} /root/BLACKLIST
grep: No such file or directory
grep: No such file or directory

alan wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jul 2006, Michael Yep wrote:
>> Hello
>> Is there a way to have xargs or perhaps another tool take a list from
>> stdin and put it somewhere besides the last argument?
>> Say if i want to get all the offending IPs (bad logins) for a given day
>> then i want to take that list and see if its in a file called blacklist
> lastb -ai |fgrep "Jul 18" |awk '{print $10 }'|sort|uniq | xargs grep
> -i {} blacklist

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