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Re: conditional aliases are broken

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: conditional aliases are broken
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 08:46:31 -0600
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On 08/18/2011 08:44 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
how do I write a function that would print the same as
$ \ls | cat

Useless use of cat.  This can be done with \ls -1.

f(){ for a in "$@"; do echo "$a"; done; }

Or skip the loop altogether:

f(){ printf %s\\n "%@"; }

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
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