Total lack of accurate documentation!
Sun Feb 28 23:02:00 GMT 1999
Timothy Reaves schrieb:
> I downloaded this product, and initially said WOW. That changesd
> meaning as I began to look around at the documentation. Sad. There is
> much missing and a lot of what is there is outright wrong!
> Does anyone know if this is due to rapid changes in the product, or
> slow documentation people? I have tried to use the search feature to
> search the past mails, but their search engine is broke due to a mount
> problem it looks like.
> There are two things I'd like to know off the bat:
> 1) If I have /tmp mounted on d:\temp, and can do cd /tmp, why does
> /tmp not show up when I
> do a ls -la / ?
> 2) I have the following line in my .bashrc file, copied from linux.
> alias dir = 'ls -la --color=yes'
> when I start bash, I get the following errors:
> bash: alias: 'dir' not found
> bash: alias: '=' not found
> Any ideas?.
from man bash (also available for cygwin):
alias [-p] [name[=value] ...]
Alias with no arguments or with the -p option
prints the list of aliases in the form alias
name=value on standard output. When arguments are
supplied, an alias is defined for each name whose
value is given. A trailing space in value causes
the next word to be checked for alias substitution
when the alias is expanded. For each name in the
argument list for which no value is supplied, the
name and value of the alias is printed. Alias
returns true unless a name is given for which no
alias has been defined.
alias dir='ls .....'
By the way, i think the Cygwin is a great project and people working on
have done a great job. Of course some documentation is missing
but most of things can be understood using common LINUX/UNIX docs.
with best regards / mit freundlichen GrÃÂ¼ÃÂen
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