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these lines are in my .bashrc in my user directory as well as in the global /etc/bashrc, they both work for root, but not for a common user. (And, yes, I did restart the terminal after making the changes--it still doesn't work).
Seems like it should be an easy fix, I just can't find the answer anywhere else!
Here's something strange: the df alias does work, just the ls doesn't. I know the syntax is correct, because it's identical to the syntax in root's bashrc and that works for root.
Hm. Works for root. Works when issued directly. Not being clobbered. I'm stumped. 'Strange to me also'
alias ls='echo hi'
alias foo='ls -lh'
in your .bashrc and run them. Then put it back the way you had it.
If you get 'hi' and an '-lh' listing, then I'm completely stumped. If you don't get a 'hi' but do get an '-lh' listing, then something somewhere in the chain of bash invocation is messing something up and I'd check every file in the chain. If you get a 'hi' and no '-lh' listing, then something inexplicable is goofed up with your ls command.