SPUG:Re: don't recurse on alias expansion

Michael R. Wolf MichaelRunningWolf at att.net
Thu Jan 23 19:33:28 CST 2003

Jeremy Mates <jmates at sial.org> writes:

> * Michael R. Wolf <MichaelRunningWolf at att.net>
> > Korn shell does it by quoting the name.  Any quoting mechanism
> > (single, double, backslash) on the name prevents alias substitution.
> > That's the idea.  Since I don't have a ksh handy, I haven't tested
> > this.
> > 
> >     alias cd='\cd "$@" && ls'
> Goes wonky for me with the public domain ksh that ships with
> OpenBSD; appeared to be working for a bit, but fails in unexpected
> and strange ways.

Would it be "Breakfast Club" that has me ask "Can you describe the
strange and unexpected ways?"?

Michael R. Wolf
    All mammals learn by playing!
        MichaelRunningWolf at att.net

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