xargs: How To Control and Use Command Line Arguments

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I am trying to use xargs command using shell pipes and not able to understand how to control and use command line arguments. For example I’d like to find out all *.c file located in 100s of sub-directories and move them to another directory called ~/old.src. How do I use command line args with xargs to achieve the same?

Pass Command Line Arguments To a Bash Alias Command

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How do I pass all command line args to my bash alias called foo. For example:

alias foo=”/path/to/command [email protected]

However [email protected] get interpreted when creating the alias instead of during the execution of the alias and escaping the $ doesn’t work either. How do I solve this problem?
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