Damaged preference file in /bin/sh

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Today in Drive Genius 3, I ran the “Verify Preferences” function in Repair. It yielded this strange result:
/bin/sh: xargs: command not found
The only option Drive Genius gives is to remove the file, and it seems like I probably shouldn't remove a file in /bin!
Can somebody help me fix this problem and tell me what I should do? My specs are below. Thanks!
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)
OS X Yosemite (10.10)
Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Error was found using Drive Genius 3.2.4 running on a bootable USB drive​
 

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Not sure what you ran from Drive Genius? Verify Preferences? Or did you mean that you ran Verify Permissions? And why are you running Drive Genius, is there a problem with your hard drive?
 
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Not sure what you ran from Drive Genius? Verify Preferences? Or did you mean that you ran Verify Permissions? And why are you running Drive Genius, is there a problem with your hard drive?

It was Verify Preferences (screenshot is attached). I ran Drive Genius because my computer has been running pretty slowly lately, and since my hard drive was just repartitioned (I removed a Windows Boot Camp partition), I wanted to make sure everything was okay with my drive. I ran a few tests with D.G. and defragged.

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OK, just wanted to make sure. I don't have or use Drive Genius so wasn't aware that preferences could be verified. However, I'll offer this piece of old advice: If it isn't broke, don't try to fix it. Leave that file alone since we don't know what it is or what if anything it does.
 
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You DO NOT want to remove this.

XARGS(1) BSD General Commands Manual XARGS(1)

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xargs -- construct argument list(s) and execute utility

This is part of the BSD sub-system and is needed. It is not a preference file.
Think I would take whatever Drive Genius says with a grain of salt.

Edit: Actually, looking at the error message it seems the command is not there?
DG is using sh, a shell to do something and it "needs" xargs to do it. xargs should be in /usr/bin/.
 

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