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Re: why does this define bla() instead of respect the newline as command
Re: why does this define bla() instead of respect the newline as command separator
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:23:04 -0400
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On 3/19/21 10:59 AM, Oğuz wrote:
Not much related, but isn't this supposed to work?
$ cat foo.sh
alias c='case ' w='foo ' i='in ' p=') ' e='esac' u='uname ' s='; '
c w i e
Bash is pretty careful not to perform alias expansion in case statement
pattern lists, even to the point where that overrides the 'alias expand
the next word because the previous expansion ended with a space'
I could flip that, I suppose, even if the `use case' is this hypothetical
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