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Old 12-19-2006, 05:21 PM   #1
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is it possible to setup an alias for cd to automatically give me an ls?

for example: alias -x cdls="cd $whatever:ls -la"
 
Old 12-19-2006, 05:39 PM   #2
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alias cdls='cd $whatever; ls -la'
 
Old 12-19-2006, 08:27 PM   #3
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that will work for any directory? so now if I put cdls /home its the same as
$cd /home
$ls -la

correcT?
 
Old 12-20-2006, 03:30 PM   #4
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Yes.

To be more precise, if you set your alias like this:

Code:
alias cdls='cd $1; ls -la $1'
the $1 means the first argument given to `cdls` (which is the path)

so if you type:

Code:
cdls /tmp
the shell interprets it as:

Code:
cd /tmp; ls -la /tmp
also to make this permanent add the alias line to your ~/.bashrc file.

Last edited by Dudydoo; 12-20-2006 at 03:31 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 05:30 PM   #5
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I have since found that the above doesn't actually work as intended, apparently aliases don't work with arguments inside the command string; therefore you must use shell functions instead.

Type this in your ~/.bashrc instead:

Code:
cdls() {

    cd $1;
    ls -la $1

}
 
Old 12-21-2006, 06:24 PM   #6
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great, thank you
 
  


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