Re: Guide / Tools
On 11/24/12, Ralf Mardorf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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
> will do.
> ll IMO is stupid
I disagree. ll is so very convenient.
However, I _always_ make sure LS_OPTIONS is unset, and generally limit
aliases to non-default commands, ie ls is for me (and I say should be)
just plain ls, no options, no hidden environment variables. But ll,
la, etc are not only free game, but very convenient, I find.