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Old 01-23-2004, 09:34 PM   #1
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Noob question about an alias


Hey, if you guys have know how to help me with this, that would be great.
I'm trying to create an alias, named "bye" that when entered logs the current user off. I know very little but i'm trying to mess around with linux so any help would be wonderful.

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Old 01-23-2004, 09:41 PM   #2
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alias bye="logout"
Type that at the console or terminal if in X windows -- You need to be logged in as that user as I think aliases are user specific.

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Old 01-23-2004, 09:55 PM   #3
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alias bye="logout"
Type that at the console or terminal if in X windows -- You need to be logged in as that user as I think aliases are user specific.

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Okay I did that and then i got this message:

bash: logout: not login shell: use 'exit'

so is it just telling me to type in alias bye="exit" ?
 
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Yea if you want to use it in a terminal running in X you would do alias bye="exit"
The one I said before is if you want to logout from console...
 
Old 01-23-2004, 10:09 PM   #5
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This is why i'm a noob lol. Yes i do want it to logout, but like i said it doesn't logout when i had it the first way, alias bye="logout". Am i doing something wrong or am is just an idiot? lol Thanks
 
Old 01-23-2004, 10:31 PM   #6
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Are you wanting to log out of your current x session from a terminal?

alias bye="exit" -use bye to logout of or close a terminal depending on whether you su'ed to another accout (x windows terminal - graphical enviroment)
alias bye="logout" -use bye to logout of your current user in console (black and white screen)

Agian you must type these commands in the account you want to use them for, other accouts will not uses the aliases untill you put them in thier as well.
 
  


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