Re: Guide / Tools
On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 03:13:31AM +0100, Ralf Mardorf 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, 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.
Just because aliases can be used in a stupid way does not make them
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