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rgiggs 07-28-2004 09:05 PM

bash equivalence of tcsh "alias em "emacs \!:1 &""?
 
hi,
i want to be able to type "em foo" and have bash execute "emacs foo &" How can I do that? I know how to achieve the effect in tcsh: alias em "emacs \!:1 &" However, bash doesn't seem to interpret the "\!:1" the same way tcsh does.
thanks.

Cedrik 07-29-2004 12:49 AM

Try (you can put this line on ~/.bashrc) :
Code:

em() { emacs $1 &; }

rgiggs 07-29-2004 02:00 AM

it works if i remove the ";" bash says it's syntax error. but thanks.
Code:

em() { emacs $1 & }

Cedrik 07-29-2004 02:07 AM

;) Great


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