alias with switches

Nils Kassube kassube at
Mon Mar 14 15:18:16 UTC 2016

thufir wrote:
> Hi, for some aliases, I use \"foo\" to escape the quotes, so that I
> can pass in a double quoted word.
> However, I can't seem to get a switch passed in correctly.
> alias fjdk = 'ls -alh`
> just to pick something simple.  That doesn't work when I put it
> in .bash_aliases and try "source .bashrc", it just chokes.  What's the
> correct way?

Wrong syntax - try

alias fjdk='ls -alh'

instead, i.e. no spaces around the "=". And please notice that I also 
corrected the typo - the last character should be "'" and not "`".


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