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Re: [Help-bash] quoting in an alias

From: Andy Chu
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] quoting in an alias
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:53:54 -0800

You can always use a shell function instead of an alias.  They're more
powerful, and don't have any of the quoting problems.

The bash manual even says this somewhere.  Prefer functions!  Example:

ll() {
  ls -l "$@"


On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 4:51 PM Mike McClain <address@hidden> wrote:

> This works as I wish on the CL:
>     head -n4 docs/finance/quotes/y_quotes.{csv,bak} |
>         awk -F, '{print $1, $2, $6, $7;}'
> When I try to put it in an alias I can't get it right and have tried
> so many combinations of \s and $() that I'm totally befuddled.
> Mike
> --
> Seven deadly sins:
>     Anger, gluttony, envy, sloth, avarice, lust and pride.
> I practice most of these so guess I'll die one day.

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