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Posted on 2002-03-13
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I want to configure my linux account so that the command  'fnd argument' is equivalent to:           'find / -name argument 2> /dev/null'    I know I should put it in .bashrc as an alias or a user-defined function, but I'm having a hard time making it work.  Does anybody know the proper syntax for doing this?  
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Try:

fnd () { find / -name $1 2>/dev/null; }

To have the command available each time you log in you'll want to include that function in your .bashrc file.
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by:fremsley
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Or, if you don't want to blow up your environment with
too many functions, you may create a script 'find' e.g. in
$HOME/bin like:

  #!/bin/sh
  /usr/bin/find / -name $1 2>/dev/null

and make that directory being the first one in your PATH --
at the end of $HOME/.bashrc

  export PATH=$HOME/bin:$PATH

Hope it helps
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by:alphaomega232
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Thanks to both of you
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