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Errata on Lab 3.3. Command Alias > Solution

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The solution claims that no quotes are needed for:
The alias line would look like this:
$ alias projx='cd /home/staff/RandD/projects/projectX/src'

Note you can use double quotes instead of single quotes, or use no quotes at all since their is no white space in your defined alias.

which throws an error if you try it.

[karapja@localhost /]$ alias cddirs='cd /tmp/dir1/dir2/dir3'
[karapja@localhost /]$ cddirs
[karapja@localhost dir3]$

[karapja@localhost /]$ alias cddirs=cd /tmp/dir1/dir2/dir3
-bash: alias: /tmp/dir1/dir2/dir3: not found

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  • luisviveropena
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    Hi @ikarapatakis,

    Yes, that command won't work without quotes, because it has a space in it. If there isn't any space, it will work without quotes.

    Thanks for informing us!

    Luis.

  • ikarapatakis
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    I believe I have found a few more typos, that could be corrected.
    Is it helpful?
    Would you like me to post them here under the same title or under a new title for the lesson they are in?
    Is there an email I could send them to, in order not to spam the forum?

  • fcioanca
    fcioanca Posts: 1,966
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    @ikarapatakis Please post them here.

  • giampaolo.eusebi
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    03 User Environment
    Command aliases

    the line $ alias rm='rm -i" has mixed single and double quotes.

  • luisviveropena
    luisviveropena Posts: 1,177
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    Hi @giampaolo.eusebi, ok, thanks for reporting it!

    Regards,
    Luis.

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