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Re: Problem with list of aliases


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Problem with list of aliases
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:54:21 -0400
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On 3/14/17 12:56 PM, Pedro Gimeno wrote:
> When using the 'alias' command without parameters, or with the '-p' 
> parameter, a list of aliases is displayed. This list has the form:
> 
>   alias name='value'
> 
> 'help alias' states that this form is 'reusable', thus implying, if I 
> understand it correctly, that it can be fed back to bash.
> 
> But that's not always the case. I have an alias called '-' that resolves to 
> 'cd -'. This alias needs to be entered as follows:
> 
>   alias -- -='cd -'
> 
> However, it is output by the 'alias' command as:
> 
>   alias -='cd -'

This was changed in bash-4.4.

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