@edsu for whatever reason, I've always found xargs hard to grasp. When I use it I often end up running another bash command with 'bash -c' At work I use xargs to parallelize things if parallel isn't installed.
I've gotten comfortable with 'find ... -exec' for simple things after the exec. In this case, the pipe into cut won't handle filenames with colons properly for the outcome I want and I'd probably use something with xargs to deal with that if needed.
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