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Re: Bash sometimes cannot find aliases

From: Clark J. Wang
Subject: Re: Bash sometimes cannot find aliases
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:29:13 +0800

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 4:55 PM, Dan Zwell <address@hidden> wrote:

> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: x86_64
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='x86_64'
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu'
> -DCONF_VENDOR='unknown' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash'
> -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.  -I. -I./include -I./lib   -march=x86-64
> -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe
> uname output: Linux mordor 2.6.32-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jan 18 23:30:46
> CET 2010 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00GHz GenuineIntel
> GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
> 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).
> I have the same problem. It's not 4.1 specific. I don't know how to
reproduce it either but I can see it from time to time.

> Thanks
> -Dan

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