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Re: Suggestion for .bashrc

From: Alex fxmbsw7 Ratchev
Subject: Re: Suggestion for .bashrc
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2021 09:21:09 +0100

i have a sys that produces bash code out of tree's, so i can have aliases
and stuff in separate files, .. just my suggestion

On Fri, Dec 31, 2021, 09:19 Kevin O'Gorman <kevinogorman4@gmail.com> wrote:

> I see the bash web page on Xubuntu gives this email address for requests
> and such.  Nice.  It also gives a usenet group as an alternative.  I did
> not know usenet was still around.
> Anyway, my problem is thatI have so many things added to my .bashrc (well
> to .bash_aliases really), and they've become corrupted and tangled over
> time, that I am reluctant to even look at it.  That's not your fault, of
> course, but there's a simple path that might reduce the likelihood of this
> happening, and not just for me.
> It's inspired by the change over time from files named "conf" in favor of
> directories named conf.d.
> Things can just be dropped into the directory and they don't have to mess
> with each other.  They
> can have descriptive names.   They can be short.
> So I propose extending  the stanza near the end of .bashrc:
> if [ -f ~/.bash_aliases ]; then
>     . ~/.bash_aliases
> fi
> by following it with
> for __bash_alias in ~/.bash_aliases.d/* ; do
>     if [ -f $__bash_alias ]; then
>         source $__bash_alias
>     fi
> done
> This would make it possible to keep all of the additions in separate
> files.  It even works for
> me if the directory is empty or does not exist, so it does not clutter up
> the dotfile space of folks who don't use it.
> *Kevin O'Gorman (he/him/his)*

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