Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 253673
Bash man page correction for alias expansion.
Last modified: 2018-10-19 19:37:45 EDT
Description of problem:
The man page for bash does not accurately describe bash's use of alias's within
a non interactive script.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Patch incoming to bash manpage.
Created attachment 161948 [details]
I think that should have been 'for' the bash manpage ;P
Looks good. I'm pushing for a 5.2 update of bash.
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What's wrong with that text?
Well, the manpage for the alias command describes what the command does, not how
expansion works, that's ok, I think. But I don't understand how removing the
paragraph about expand_aliases helps (that's what the attached patch does).
Created attachment 249881 [details]
patch from Issuetracker
Ok, makes sense now.
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