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Re: How to make custom alias in ~.bash_profile work on F10 86_64



On Mon, 01 Dec 2008 08:40:43 -0430
"Patrick O'Callaghan" <pocallaghan gmail com> wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-12-01 at 11:27 +0000, Steve wrote:
> > > Unfortunately, exporting aliases is not supported by bash (neither
> > in 
> > > /etc/profile nor ~/.bash_profile) :-(
> > 
> > No ! that's not right ! Of course it is supported. Aliases can be
> > defined anywhere /etc/bashrc, /etc/profile, /etc/profile.d/*,
> > ~/.bashrc, ~/.bash-profile  ie: in any of the rc files.
> 
> These files are 'eval'ed, so their contents are executed in the
> context of the current shell.
> 
> A simple test shows that aliases are not exported:
> 
> [poc bree:~] alias foo='ls -ld'
> [poc bree:~] foo
> drwxr-xr-x 236 poc poc 20480 2008-12-01 01:07 .
> [poc bree:~] bash
> [poc bree:~] foo
> bash: foo: command not found
> 
> poc
> 
>
After puting alias commands in bash.rc or profile.rc you have to run
"bash" (whithout"") at the prompt. Then the aliases work
 henk


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