xjobs

Description
xjobs reads job descriptions line by line and executes them in parallel. It limits the number of parallel executing jobs and starts new jobs when jobs finish. Therefore, it combines the arguments from every input line with the utility and arguments given on the command line. 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.
Interface: Command Line
Available deb Repositories (how-to add a respository)
Debian 32-bit 64-bit
stable 20110730-1 20110730-1
testing 20120412-1 20120412-1
sid 20120412-1 20120412-1

Ubuntu 32-bit 64-bit
precise 20110730-1 20110730-1
raring 20110730-1 20110730-1
saucy 20120412-1 20120412-1
trusty 20120412-1 20120412-1

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