[pacman-dev] [PATCH] bash_completion: remove absolute utility paths again

Cedric Staniewski cedric at gmx.ca
Thu Feb 25 17:56:35 EST 2010

On 25.02.2010 23:43, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 4:23 PM, Cedric Staniewski <cedric at gmx.ca> wrote:
>> The location of the used utilities may and does differ between various
>> distributions and therefore absolute paths do not work well. Since the
>> main purpose of its introduction was to avoid side-effects caused by
>> aliases, it is sufficient to disable possible aliases temporarily by
>> preceding the commands with a backslash.
> Holy crap, that works? Where did you find this trick?

Seems so. I found it in a blog post[1] but not in bash's man page.

[1] http://blog.zelut.org/2009/03/14/temporarily-disable-aliases-in-bash/

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