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# 1  
Bash function

Code:
startvm()
{
   startguest
}

Is there a way use one line to get this ? actually I want startvm=startguest
# 2  
Your question is not so clear. But I guess what you need is an alias:-
Code:
alias startvm='startguest'

# 3  
Quote:
Originally Posted by bipinajith
Your question is not so clear. But I guess what you need is an alias:-
Code:
alias startvm='startguest'

It doesn't work

Code:
#!/bin/bash
xx()
{
        echo "xx"

}

alias yy='xx'
yy

It will report

Code:
./xx.sh: line 9: yy: command not found

# 4  
Oh I got now what you are asking. You can use eval for this:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
xx()
{
    echo "xx"
}
yy=xx
eval $yy

# 5  
Quote:
Originally Posted by bipinajith
Oh I got now what you are asking. You can use eval for this:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
xx()
{
    echo "xx"
}
yy=xx
eval $yy

Thanks, if alias work that's perfect
I have a script is
Code:
xx()
{
something
}
zz()
{
something 
}

main()
{
aa
bb
xx
}

in another script I want to call "main" BUT, the xx I want to be zz, and don't want to change main() function anything, here you are use eval $xx
# 6  
Just out of curiosity... what are you trying to achieve here!!

why don't you call these functions as it is?

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