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Re: autocd doesn't invoke customized `cd` wrapper


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: autocd doesn't invoke customized `cd` wrapper
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2016 07:51:51 -0500
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On 1/1/16 4:41 PM, address@hidden wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.3
> Patch Level: 11
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>   If `cd` is a function or an alias in my environment, I think autocd ought 
> to invoke
>   that instead of the raw `command cd` (like it does now).

Invoking a function would be reasonable, since you don't have to mess with
special builtins and search order in Posix mode.  Since alias expansion is
performed when the command is read, not when it is executed, it's the wrong
place to do that.  I'll take a look at it for bash-4.4.

Chet

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