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Posted on 1998-09-17
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How do I create an alias in my .cshrc file? I am trying to create the following alias:
alias nc "niscat hosts | grep something | awk '{print $1}'"

When I type "alias" at the prompt I see:
nc    niscat hosts | grep something | awk '{print }'

When type at the command prompt it works fine, but inside a
script file like .cshrc, the $1 is translated as a NULL variable since no parameters were passed to .cshrc. I am unsure how to use $1 inside a script for awk's print statement.
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Why don't you try this as the cshrc prompt -
alias nc "niscat hosts| grep something | awk '{print "\$1"}'"

This produces alias to be  
niscat hosts| grep something | awk '{print $1}'

Thanks.
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by:junfeb
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P.S. It works fine in the .cshrc file as well .
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by:carydb
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Thanks junfeb! Your suggestion works fine. I guess you can tell I kinda new to unix.:)
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