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Re: Sourcing a file ending in \<newline> disables aliases for 1 command


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Sourcing a file ending in \<newline> disables aliases for 1 command
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:53:23 -0400
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On 4/2/15 5:40 PM, Pedro Gimeno wrote:
> Bash Version: 4.2
> Patch Level: 37
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>       If a file with a command that ends in \<newline> is sourced, the next
> command issued in the command line does not interpret aliases but
> subsequent ones do. It's a minor issue easy to work around, but since
> it's surprising behaviour and some aliases are important, I thought I'd
> report it. In the real case where I used it, the command was 'rm' which
> was an alias to 'rm -i' to ask for confirmation, and it didn't ask.

Thanks for the report.  This one was kind of tricky to fix, but it will be
fixed in the next release of bash.

Chet

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