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Bug 57975 - bogus aliases
bogus aliases
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: coreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-01-03 18:28 EST by Craig Good
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-19 06:34:17 EDT
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Description Craig Good 2002-01-03 18:28:35 EST
Description of Problem:

The aliases set up in /etc/profile.d are all bogus. Aliases should be
used by the user to customize his environment, not forced on us at a
system level. I've been forced to use an ugly hack in my .cshrc to
unalias silly colored ls aliases, etc.

Also, the 'which' alias generated by which-2.csh is broken.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. where echo | head -1
2. which echo
3. Note that they return different answers.

The easiet fix would seem to be to just empty that directory.

Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2004-08-18 10:51:55 EDT
which-2.csh is no longer used in FC2.

As for removing the ls aliases currently set up in
I doubt that will happen, but maybe the owner of the file in question
thinks otherwise...

Note that you can also use "COLOR none" in /etc/DIR_COLORS
or ~/.dir_colors to disable ls colorization.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2004-08-19 06:34:17 EDT
No, many more people use them than don't, and I would spend all day
long closing bug reports and switching between two defaults.  I'm
going to keep it as it is.

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