Slightly off topic ...

David Shaw
Thu Aug 30 03:09:01 2001

On Thu, Aug 30, 2001 at 02:02:52AM +0200, Johannes Graumann wrote:

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> ... but I'll try anyway: why does under bash (RH 7.1, 2.04.21(1))
> alias clearsign='mount /mnt/floppy && gpg --clearsign'
> work, but
> alias clearsign='mount /mnt/floppy && gpg --clearsign && umount /mnt/floppy'
> not?
When you make an alias like that, you are prepending a string to your input. So, with the first alias, if you enter "clearsign foobar" you are executing: mount /mnt/floppy && gpg --clearsign foobar With the second alias, you are executing: mount /mnt/floppy && gpg --clearsign && umount /mnt/floppy foobar The second line is clearly nonsensical. You could pretty easily make a shell script to do this instead: #!/bin/bash mount /mnt/floppy gpg --clearsign $* umount /mnt/floppy David -- David Shaw | | WWW +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+ "There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence." - Jeremy S. Anderson