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Re: Bash sometimes cannot find aliases

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash sometimes cannot find aliases
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:28:40 -0500
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On 1/28/10 3:55 AM, Dan Zwell wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.1
> Patch Level: 2
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>     When I attempt to run an alias, Bash occasionally says the command
> is not found. Re-running the command generally succeeds. This also
> occurs with aliases that are named after existing programs. For example,
> running "ls", which is aliased to "ls --color", occasionally results in
> "ls" being run without the "--color" argument (the alias is bypassed).
> Repeat-By:
>     This problem seems to occur once every few hundred aliased commands
> I run. It seems more frequent immediately after sourcing a .bashrc file.
> I cannot reproduce it with a loop that repeatedly runs an aliased command.
> Is this a known issue? I may be able to help debug this (perhaps by
> modifying my build to log state when a command is not found).

This is not a known issue.  If you can provide me a way to reliably
reproduce it, then I can look at a possible problem and fix.


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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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