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Old 07-28-2004, 10:05 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 07-29-2004, 01:49 AM   #2
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Try (you can put this line on ~/.bashrc) :
Code:
em() { emacs $1 &; }

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Old 07-29-2004, 03:00 AM   #3
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it works if i remove the ";" bash says it's syntax error. but thanks.
Code:
em() { emacs $1 & }
 
Old 07-29-2004, 03:07 AM   #4
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