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xargs deals badly with special characters (such as space, ' and "). In this case if you have a file called '12" record'.
Parallel https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/parallel/ does not have this problem.
Both solutions work bad if the number of files is more than the allowed line length of the shell.
There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!
Create a tgz archive of all the files containing local changes relative to a subversion repository.
Add the '-q' option to only include files under version control:
svn st -q | cut -c 8- | sed 's/^/\"/;s/$/\"/' | xargs tar -czvf ../backup.tgz
Useful if you are not able to commit yet but want to create a quick backup of your work. Of course if you find yourself needing this it's probably a sign you should be using a branch, patches or distributed version control (git, mercurial, etc..)
This works more reliable for me ("cut -c 8-" had one more space, so it did not work)
If you can do better, submit your command here.
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