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Old 06-09-2011
Printing from Shell Script

My print alias that works fine from the command line does not function from withn a shell script. Instead of actually performing the printing, it instead writes out the name of the file I'm trying to print. Does anyone know why? Much Thanks.
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Old 06-09-2011
Because aliases don't work in scripts. Aliases only work for interactive users.

Functions will though, if your shell has them. What is your shell?
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Old 06-09-2011
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Originally Posted by Corona688
Because aliases don't work in scripts. Aliases only work for interactive users.

Functions will though, if your shell has them. What is your shell?
Korn Shell
# 4  
Old 06-09-2011
Try a function then.

Code:
function asdf
{
        echo $1 $2
}

asdf a b

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