I have a file with two columns separated by spaces like this:
potato 5 apple 7 pretzel 9
I want to issue a command on each line like this:
cmd -f potato -n 5 cmd -f apple -n 7 cmd -f pretzel -n 9
Can I get
xargs to split the incoming line and pass those arguments to a command? Is
xargs even the right command to use here?