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Old 11th July 2008
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Originally Posted by 18Googol2
Originally Posted by Carpetsmoker View Post
Maybe using an alias is simpler/faster, for example:

% alias mp 'mplayer -playlist r1live.ram'
I dont think it would be faster because everytime you start a new shell session, the shell have to read through the startup script file (perhaps alias file as well) again
Hm? It would do this anyway ...?

Using an alias won't spawn an instance of sh, using a script does ...

But what I mainly meant was that it's faster/easier to set up and maintain, especially if you have lots of little shortcuts like this ... This is how I prefer to do things.
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