On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 10:12:17AM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote: > On 2004-05-08 22:00:38 -0400, alex wrote: > > alias win+='mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1; cd /mnt/hda1; ls > > -aF --color=auto' (This is located in /root/.bashrc) > [...] > > I've read that aliases should be limited to simpler > > commands such as: > > alias cd..='cd ..' or alias lsl='ls -l' > > and that aliases like my win+ should be structered as a function > > instead of an alias. > > I agree. Not really. You only need functions when doing more complex things. You can only get the arguments passed when using a functions, and you can only 'return' when using a function. Oh. About unmounting, you could try something like: alias win-='puhsd ~/; unmout /dev/hda1; popd', so you get back to where you were when you run it. > > I've tried the same command in function form and I don't see any > > difference. > > win+ 2> error > > makes a difference (when something is sent to stderr). > So do things like: > > [[ condition ]] && win+ [ condition ] && win+, though I don't really see what this was about. -- George Cristian Birzan gcbirzan (at) wolfheart (dot) ro Where did you say those backup tapes were kept?
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