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Re: How to execute alias commands (source your profile)

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 13, 2014 at 23:13 UTC ( [id://1070490]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to execute alias commands

From what I understand, shell aliases are in-memory stuff like %ENV vars -- so the reason you can't execute them is because they aren't defined

So the solution is to source your profile some how, or a better idea

is to turn all your aliases into shell scripts, say add ~/mybin to your path where you have "myalias" which is a shell script (and not an alias), then as long as ~/mybin is in your path you don't need to source .profile... to load your aliases

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Re^2: How to execute alias commands (source your profile)
by nanophd (Novice) on Jan 14, 2014 at 15:42 UTC
    Thank you for the reply. I liked the idea of using shell scripts as aliases. I've added /mybin to my path and I am able to execute the script successfully with argument values from the command line. However, when I execute it with perl, the argv values do not get passed.
    if($input eq "-c"){ print "Enter Command: "; my $cmd = <STDIN>; chomp($cmd); print $fh $cmd; print $fh "\n\t#### START COMMAND OUTPUT ####\n"; print `$cmd`; foreach(`$cmd`){ print $fh "#".$_; } print $fh "\t#### END COMMAND OUTPUT ####\n"; next; }
    Shell Script:
    #!/bin/bash perl /path/to/script/script.pl $1 $2 $3 $4
    Any suggestions?
      Never mind. I fell victim of my own stupidity. I was editing the wrong version of the script. Everything seems to be working perfectly.

      Thank you again!

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