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Re: skel ~/.bashrc (was RE: HOME)
Aliases permit no manipulation of arguments or anything but simple
left-hand expansion of the alias name with a fixed replacement string.
Shell procedures are as flexible as scripts and don't require file access.
Don't forget to use "return" in place of "exit" in shell procedures!
At 13:20 2003-05-05, Max Bowsher wrote:
Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail) wrote:
> $ info Bash # says that shell functions are preferable to aliases...
> anyone who can explain?
Well, I prefer shell functions because I can export them to subshells,
whereas aliases don't permit that.
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