Re: Guide / Tools
On Sat, 2012-11-24 at 14:48 +1300, Chris Bannister wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 08:48:15PM +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > On Thu, 2012-11-22 at 11:35 -0500, Doug wrote:
> > > Altho some of the Linux commands that seem to be specific to certain
> > > distros
> > Some distros use aliases for commands, e.g. something like ls -a has an
> > alias, this IMO should be avoided.
> I disagree. Aliases are extremely handy. I wish I started using them far
> sooner than I did.
alias ll='ls -l'
alias ls='/bin/ls $LS_OPTIONS'
and at some point neither you nor anybody else does know what a command
ll IMO is stupid, a variable is ok, if the default is an empty string,
the user only set up the variable for a session where to run thousand
times the same command.
I'm using the arrow keys instead of aliases.