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Old 02-19-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
gflores
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Alias question (2 commands for one alias)


I want to have something like this.

alias cdl='cd [directory] ; ls'

when this is entered:
cdl documents
it should be interpreted as this:
cd documents ; ls

I can't seem to make it like that. Any suggestions?
 
Old 02-19-2005, 10:25 PM   #2
DrOzz
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you'll have to do it something like this :
Code:
function chl(){
        cd $1 ; ls ;
}

alias chg='chl'
then type :
Code:
source .bashrc
to make it take effect, and then you could type something like :

Code:
chg Mail
and it will change to the Mail folder in this example and list the directory
contents ...
 
Old 02-19-2005, 10:43 PM   #3
gflores
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Cool, that worked. Thanks for the fast reply!
 
Old 01-21-2006, 12:40 AM   #4
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10x for sharing
 
  


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