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Re: skel ~/.bashrc (was RE: HOME)
Randall R Schulz wrote:
> Hannu, Max,
> 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!
But that doesn't really make the *preferable*, if all you want to do is
simple expansion of the alias name.
I'm having to write alias-type things as functions, just so I can export
them and use them in scripts.
> 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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