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# 1  
Old 05-06-2002
alias

Hello,

I'm trying to create an alias that will show the path name of a current directory when a user cd's into any directory.

I have tried the following:

alias cd ' cd | pwd '

This just lists the current directory, even when I cd to another directory the alias just lists my home working directory.


Thanks
# 2  
Old 05-06-2002
You are setting the alias cd to only cd back to your home directory...you aren't giving it the parameter of where to change to.

Try this instead - (will work with ksh and sh - not csh)
set up PS1=`$PWD` in your .profile
thehoghunter
# 3  
Old 05-06-2002
thehoghunter:

Are you saying that I cannot create an alias within the csh to allow the user to know the cwd upon cd'ing?

thanks
# 4  
Old 05-06-2002
No, I wrote that the information given would not work with csh. If you know csh, you know it doesn't use .profile .

Put the following (or something like it) in your .cshrc
alias cd 'cd \!*;set prompt="[`hostname`]$cwd :" '

Last edited by thehoghunter; 05-06-2002 at 02:41 PM..
thehoghunter
# 5  
Old 05-06-2002
csh ....

try use those lines on your .cshrc

set prompt = "[\!]$USER@`hostname`>"
alias setprompt 'set prompt = "$USER@`hostname` $cwd>"'
setprompt
alias cd 'cd \!*;setprompt'
alias pushd 'pushd \!*; setprompt'
alias popd 'popd \!*; setprompt'
alias pwd 'echo $cwd'

Hope this help.

Smilie
# 6  
Old 05-06-2002
Lightbulb alias

yellowfish, thehoghunter:

Thanks for the advice, I will give it a shot. I found another way of performing this task:

alias cd 'get old = $ cwd; chdir \ !*; pwd'

This works just fine.

Again, thanks.
# 7  
Old 04-27-2006
Hi,

I'm using ksh do you know how to make an alias for cd that will list all the files in the current directory?

Cheers

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