Subject: Re: sh expanding alias in odd place
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/03/2001 02:04:08
On Fri, 2 Nov 2001, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
> If you make the case statement:
> "a" )
> 	echo a
> 	;;
> it works as expected.
> Aliases are totally evil in anything but an interactive
> shell.  I think the script as is, is failing in the prescribed manner
> give the alias.

Yeah, Christos fixed this. The problem was not an academic case though,
but tripping over it when building pkgsrc/devel/pth with an alias "l=ls
-la" in .profile. Not much of an option to fix random 3rd party

 - Hubert

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