29.4. Setting and Unsetting Bourne-Type Aliases
A lot of what we said about aliases in
Section 29.2 applies to the
This article, along with Section 29.5 and
Section 29.6, have an overview of
One thing that's different from C shells is the
syntax of the alias command, which is:
$ alias name=definition
you need an equal sign (no spaces) between the name and the
definition. A good guideline is to use single quotes (')
around the definition unless
you're doing something specialized and you
understand how quoting (Section 27.12) works in aliases.
You can't put arguments inside an alias as the
C shell's \!
operator (Section 29.3) does. To
do that, use a shell function
As in the C shells,
an alias. To remove all aliases, use unalias
-a in ksh and
bash or unhash
-a in zsh.
alias with no arguments lists aliases that are
bash aliases are pretty basic; this section covers
them. Korn shell and zsh aliases do more.
--JP and SC
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