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I'm trying to create a bash alias alias backlight='__backlight () { echo "$@"; cd ~/Code/MSI-Backlight; sudo nodejs ~/Code/MSI-Backlight/msi-backlight.js "$@"; }', it works fine with no parameters but breaks when I give it one. It works fine outside of an alias. Does anyone know what's wrong?

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You should define it as a function and call it with the alias:

function __blacklight() {
  echo "$@";
  cd ~/Code/MSI-Backlight;
  sudo nodejs ~/Code/MSI-Backlight/msi-backlight.js "$@";
}
alias backlight='__blacklight'
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    or just define backlight as a function and forget about the alias. – cas Sep 24 '15 at 1:02
  • It works, is there also a way I could make it not actually change direcotires, like using parenthesies in aliases? – Aido Sep 24 '15 at 1:34
  • Ah, I used pushd [dir] and the popd when I was done. – Aido Sep 24 '15 at 2:08

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