watch command alias expansion
If a run the
watch command having an alias, it will certainly not expand the alias. I have attempted both with solitary quote and also double quotes, actually offered the adhering to alias:
# alias ll alias ll='ls -l --color=tty'
The adhering to command will fall short
# watch ll sh: ll: command not found
Shouldn't regulate line development operate in this instance?
I assumed below standard trouble is while implementing
watch, the argument is provided to "
sh -c" which suggests if alias
ll is not specified in
sh(dash shell's) setting after that it will certainly not expand it. Yet I was incorrect and also this is not the instance, Chris' solution over is right.
Aliases are just increased as the first argument, or after an additional alias with a routing room on completion of the command.
A routing room in VALUE creates the next word to be looked for alias replacement when the alias is increased.
To do this, attempt the following:
alias watch='watch ' alias ll='ls -l --color=tty' watch ll
Bear in mind that some variations of
watch strip colours by default, on some variations this can be dropped in making use of