Dan Stromberg dstromberglists at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 00:49:40 CEST 2008

I was asked by my employer to publish this a bit ago, so here it is:


It's a multithreaded script for running n POSIX shell commands m at a 
time with good error checking.  It allows for things like stashing in ssh 
$hostname or rsync $hostname in a convenient way - with pretty complete 
shell quoting so that your command comes out on the other side of the ssh 
command the same way it went into looper.  It also allow 

I hope someone finds it useful.  I know I have.

Followups have been directed to comp.unix.shell.

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