[CentOS] Define an alias with an embeded awk command

Dave tdbtdb+centos at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 19:23:47 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 7:20 PM, Majian <jiannma at gmail.com> wrote:
> But After  I  edit the command "alias checketh0  "echo `ifconfig eth0 | grep
> 'inet addr:' |awk '{print $2}' | cut -c 6-`"  in my .cshrc file
> The screen displays this :
> innet addr: Bcast: Mask :

I think you need to escape either the {} or $ in the awk command, or
else not use it. Try:

[root@ ~]# alias  checketh0 "ifconfig eth0 | grep 'inet addr:'|cut -d
':' -f 2|cut -f 1 -d ' '"
[root@ ~]# checketh0

Note that I did not use any '`' marks. The example is on the command
line, not in .cshrc, but I hope it will work in that context anyhow.

This is a bit OT, should probably have OT in the subject?


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