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Old 11-18-2004, 08:22 PM   #1
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Creating mult command alias in BASH

Hello. Two part question if I may.

1) If I create a .bashrc alias that has more than one command, thus separated by a semi colon, do I put a quote mark around each command, or just the full alias string? For instance:
alias test='comand number one' ; 'command number two' 
alias test='command number one ; command number two'
2) If I create a multi command alias and one of the commands results in a prompt for input (such as password) that suspends activity, will the remaining commands in the alias carry out after the prompt is responded to, etc.? I'm thinking of creating a backup routine that first dumps the mysql database, then tars certain directories, but the database dump will prompt me for my mysql password and is why I was wondering if the remaining commands will wait for me to respond to that prompt?

Old 11-18-2004, 08:37 PM   #2
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I can only answer question 1) and it's a quote around each command.


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