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Re: run-help and \cmd (was: Simple Tip of the Day)

Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2005-10-29 16:52:30 +0200, Christian Taylor wrote:
> > Another (default) binding that I really like is:
> > bindkey "^[h" run-help
> BTW, I've just seen that it doesn't work when the command starts with
> a backslash (to avoid aliases). I assume that this is a bug.

You mean run-help on \ls doesn't work?  The shell doesn't know what the
run-help alias/function is going to do with the information so provides
exactly what it got.  Using a more sophisticated version of run-help would
do the trick; even turning "man $1" into "eval man $1" would work.
However, that's a little dangerous to have as the default.

(GNU man seems to accept "man '\ls'", as it happens.)

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