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Old 02-04-2015, 10:15 AM   #1
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New problem with aliases

I have many .bashrc aliases. When I used to type in an alias, it just executed the alias. Now something has changed. When I type in the alias, it prints the alias lines and then executes the commands:

alias cde='cd /etc/ && ls --color -a' #get to /etc

root@me~# cde
cd /etc/
ls --color -a
...into /etc and list of folders/files follows...

How can I stop the

cd /etc/
ls --color -a

from being displayed?

Old 02-04-2015, 11:33 AM   #2
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I have read bash man page but the effect you are saying with alias is not documented there. May be I have missed it. Web search might help.
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Are all your commands being echoed back in that manner? That would indicate that you've set the "-v" option. Type "set +v" to turn it off.

On second thought, no, that wouldn't happen. The only other related option that I can think of is "-x", but with that the echoed lines would be prefixed with "+ ".

Last edited by rknichols; 02-04-2015 at 11:37 AM. Reason: second thought
Old 02-04-2015, 01:57 PM   #4
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That is apparently what happened. I tried to put in a command that had -x in it, but there were some additional single quotes in the string that I didn't see, so the -x was executed. After logging out and just now logging back in, the problem was gone - apparently resetting itself.


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