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Re: [50 character or so descriptive subject here (for reference)]


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [50 character or so descriptive subject here (for reference)]
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 08:24:23 -0500

> Machine Type: i386-redhat-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 2.05
> Patch Level: 8
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>       the shell builtin 'alias' removes \ and ' characters when displaying
>       a list of currently defined aliases.
> 
> Repeat-By:
>       [w2:pgl]:~ $ grep dos2u .bash_profile
>       alias dos2u='perl -pi -e 's/\cM//' *.{html,php3,php,php4,htm,inc,txt}'

This doesn't do what you think it does.  You may not have a single
quote inside single quotes, so your alias definition consists of two
single-quoted strings separated by your sed pattern.  Since the sed
pattern is unquoted, the backslash is removed before the alias is
assigned. 

You probably want something like

alias dos2u="perl -pi -e 's/\cM//' *.{html,php3,php,php4,htm,inc,txt}"

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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