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whereami() { namei "$PWD" -x -m | sed -r 's@f\:\s(.*)@'$bold$red'\1'$reset'@' | sed -r 's@^\s(\s*)D@'$bold$yellow'\1Mn'$reset'@' | sed -r 's@^\s(\s*)l@'$bold$cyan'\1Ln'$reset'@' ; }

Terminal - whereami() { namei "$PWD" -x -m | sed -r 's@f\:\s(.*)@'$bold$red'\1'$reset'@' | sed -r 's@^\s(\s*)D@'$bold$yellow'\1Mn'$reset'@' | sed -r 's@^\s(\s*)l@'$bold$cyan'\1Ln'$reset'@' ; }
Print to screen all the directories above the pwd, showing: mountpoints, symbolic links, and permissions (with colors)
2013-07-25 22:55:08
User: malathion
Functions: screen
whereami() { namei "$PWD" -x -m | sed -r 's@f\:\s(.*)@'$bold$red'\1'$reset'@' | sed -r 's@^\s(\s*)D@'$bold$yellow'\1Mn'$reset'@' | sed -r 's@^\s(\s*)l@'$bold$cyan'\1Ln'$reset'@' ; }

Useful for finding out quickly if you're still in the same filesystem or are in a descendant of a symbolic link or mountpoint. For plain text output, unset the color substitutions or strip them from the function.


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[options] should go first:

whereami() { namei -x -m "$PWD" | sed -r 's@f\:\s(.*)@'$bold$red'\1'$reset'@' | sed -r 's@^\s(\s*)D@'$bold$yellow'\1Mn'$reset'@' | sed -r 's@^\s(\s*)l@'$bold$cyan'\1Ln'$reset'@' ; }

otherwise I get:

namei: failed to stat: -x: No such file or directory

Comment by stephan 114 weeks and 1 day ago

Thanks, probably safer. However this seems to work as written with namei 2.23.1 in archlinux.

Comment by malathion 113 weeks and 3 days ago

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