I have come across this issue while trying to build up a script to do grep on multiple files for 10 different word.
The script I created, is (minified)
#!bin/bash alias grep='grep -n' out=`grep word $1`
some text word some other text word more text
The grep does work, but the alias is not being considered. It just outputs the matching lines and not the line numbers (
-n is for line numbers)
and now if i run the below, it works fine
#!bin/bash out=`grep -n word $1`
Output and the expected output from above script:
233: some text word 532: some other text word more text
I have grep statement at many places in the script, and i don't want to go and edit each line. I am looking to override the grep once by aliasing it, but it doesn't seem to be working.
What could be the issue here? How can i make the alias work?