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Re: What is the difference between a newline and a semi-colon?


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: What is the difference between a newline and a semi-colon?
Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 14:52:56 -0400
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On 5/30/14, 2:40 PM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Bruce Korb <address@hidden> writes:
> 
>> Thanks, Eric & Chet.  I hope nobody ever needs to load up a set of
>> aliases within a Makefile script.
> 
> A non-interactive shell does not have aliases.

Not by default, if it's named `bash'.  However, since Posix  specifies
alias expansion, a shell in posix mode performs alias expansion whether
it's interactive or not.  You can also enable it with `shopt -s
expand_aliases'.

Chet
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