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I made sudo see aliases with alias sudo='sudo '. I aliased sudo to please (alias please=sudo), and with please it didn't worked: alias please='please '. please still didn't see my aliases. How to make please see aliases?

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  • I really don't understand what you are trying to achieve?
    – user986805
    Apr 7 at 4:59
  • Probably you would want to ask - is it possible to use an alias within another alias?
    – pa4080
    Apr 7 at 12:41

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You'd make please "see" aliases in the same way that you made sudo see aliases: alias please='sudo '

Ex.

$ type la
la is aliased to `ls -A'

$ alias please='sudo '

$ please la /root
[sudo] password for steeldriver:
.bash_history  .bashrc  .lesshst  .local  .motd_shown  .profile  .viminfo  trace.out

See also

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Sudo is an external program, so it can only run programs that are in the PATH var, but aliases are only in bash meaning that when you make a alias bash goes a look at the alias and runs it.

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