[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Bash expansion nuance or bug?

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Bash expansion nuance or bug?
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 03:33:33 +0000

> I ran into an oddity in alias expansion.  I don't know if it
> is a bug, or some feature I'm unfamiliar with:

>From 'man bash', under the section ALIASES:
"If  the last  character  of  the  alias value is a blank, then the
next command word following the alias is also checked for alias

This is intentional, so that you can do something like:
alias nice='nice -n 5 '

and then 'nice ls' will still use the aliases you normally have
for ls.

Eric Blake

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]