BASH alias not working...
cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Mon Jun 20 23:57:59 UTC 2005
On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 07:43:24PM -0400, Matthew S-H wrote:
> This is the code I added to my "~/.bashrc":
> alias "choose_to_edit"="cat /dev/null &&
> cd ~/Documents/ &&
> command ls | grep -n -v 'randomcraptonotmatch' | column &&
> echo 'Choose which one to edit:' &&
> read &&
> if test $REPLY -eq 1 ;
> then cat /dev/null &&
> echo 'test';
> Before I continued any further with this script, I wanted to test to
> see if that worked. However, it didn't...
> It gives we the following error:
> -bash: test: -eq: unary operator expected
You should quote "$REPLY" thus so that it expands to an empty word
rather than disappearing altogether if it's empty. You should probably
also use = rather than -eq so that test does string matching and
therefore doesn't complain about non-numeric arguments.
Colin Watson [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]
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