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Old 01-24-2002
Question alias for find

I've tried to define an alias for the find cmd. I want a find -name and send the error messages to /dev/null. I entered the alias as followed:
# alias myfind 'find $1 -name $2 2>/dev/null'
But it didn't work. Any idea what's wrong with that?
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Old 01-26-2002
You are probably using the korn shell or some shell similiar to it. They don't have powerful alias commands that can handle stuff like that. You must use functions instead:

myfind() { find $1 -name $2 2>/dev/null ; }
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Old 01-28-2002
thx, that worked!
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