xjobs runs several jobs in parallel and limits the number of jobs running at once so that every processor of the machine is busy, but not overloaded. A batch of long-running processes invoked from the shell are normally executed one after another, no matter how many processors are available. xjobs allows batching those jobs while still keeping the machine busy. The interface of xjobs is similar to that of xargs.
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Unfortunately, the xjobs-20100311 package ended up broken on the web server. I guess most people assumed that their problem extracting the archive is related to GNU tar, but that issue has been resolved some years ago. In fact the upload was simply broken. Please report any broken packages or any problems you might have extracting or building a package. Thanks!
Release Notes: This release adds a workaround for GNU's standard-incompliant getopt extension which breaks command line parsing.
Release Notes: This release fixes a transient issue concerning job starting stalls on some systems when reading multiple scripts from a named pipe.
Release Notes: Removal of the DESTDIR install prefix was reverted. Some lint cleanups were made.
Release Notes: This release fixes resource usage display being omitted in certain cases, fixes weird time formatting, and has some minor cleanups.
Release Notes: This release adds the options -0 and -1 to simplify argument parsing based on newline and null character termination.