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Re: magic needed: alias concatenation of $1


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: magic needed: alias concatenation of $1
Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 19:20:05 -0400
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I wrote:
> address@hidden (ivo welch) wrote:
>> alias tryme="$PWD/$1"
>
> alias tryme='"$PWD/$1"'
> This happens to work

Er, no, it doesn't.  Aliases don't have positional parameters at all,
so you have to use a function.  Here is what happens to work, but
might be by accident:
alias foo='"$bar"'
bar=true
foo; echo $?
bar=false
foo; echo $?


paul



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