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Function name conflict with alias in bash-4.3

From: Corentin Peuvrel
Subject: Function name conflict with alias in bash-4.3
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:36:34 +0200
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I found a bug in bash-4.3 (4.3.39 in fedora 21), that seems to exists for a 
long time (at least from 4.1.2 in Centos 6).

If you have an alias named "foobar", you can create a function with the keyword 
"function" (with or without parenthesis) :
$ function foobar { :; }

But you cannot if you don't :
$ foobar() {:;}
-bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

It's not really critical once you know it, but it's a little bit odd  !

Thank you,

Corentin Peuvrel

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