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Old 26th December 2011
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Angry Shell aliases for regular user

Happy Holidays Everyone:

Been messing with this with no success (this is after many Google searches and man page reviews). Want to set up a simple alias such as dot = 'ls -a |grep "^\." '
I tried it in .cshrc and .profile in users home directory but when I type dot I get the following:
ksh: dot: not found

Thanks for any help or suggestions.
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.cshrc and .profile in users home directory but when I type dot I get the following:
ksh: dot: not found
The ~/.cshrc is for csh(1) shell, the ~/.profile is for sh(1) shell ... while You are running ksh(1) shell

Type man ksh to see which files are read at Your shell startup and put there that alias.
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Vermaden, the OpenBSD ksh also uses .profile
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I use aliases in .cshrc, since I almost always use shells/tcsh as my "default" shell.

These all in my .cshrc :
Code:
alias mutt      mutt -z
alias df        df -h
alias du        du -k
alias f         finger
alias h         'history -r | more'
alias j         jobs -l
alias la        ls -a
alias lf        ls -F
alias lh        ls -lh
alias lr        ls -lhtr
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Aliases in the bourne shells are different, you'll need to add an equals sign:

Code:
alias dot='ls -a |grep ^\\.'
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Default Thanks folks, got the aliases working

Added the following to ~/.profile

alias dot='ls -a |grep "^\."'
alias dir='ls -l |grep "^d"'

And they worked perfect.

Thanks again,
Darryl
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