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Problems with GNU parallel in Ubuntu 13.04?

GNU parallel seems to not work properly in Ubuntu:

bash$ seq 10 | parallel echo {}

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Where are my numbers? For fixing this «problem» (misconfiguration will be a better description) you need to comment an option that is implicit in Ubuntu. Go to:

bash$ sudo vim /etc/parallel/config

And comment the only setting there:

#--tollef

And now GNU parallel works again as expected:

bash$ seq 10 | parallel echo {}
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That’s all 🙂

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