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An alias for pasting code/data into terminal without it doing anything. Add to .bashrc

Terminal - An alias for pasting code/data into terminal without it doing anything. Add to .bashrc
alias cn='cat > /dev/null'
2011-09-16 00:00:28
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An alias for pasting code/data into terminal without it doing anything. Add to .bashrc

cn stands for "Cat Null"

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The idea is that sometimes you run across something on maybe a webpage - like commandlinefu - that you want to try out on your terminal. You could put a '#' in and then paste it, but what if it is several lines?

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This command will echo the pasted characters to the screen and divert them to the bit bucket.

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Put this simple alias in your .bashrc, hit cn, paste away, and hit a ctrl+c or a ctrl+d when you are done to get your prompt back.

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That was ctrl+c or ctrl+d. I put greater_than and less_then brackets around them like they told me to but the formatting fscked it up.

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"hit cn, paste away, and hit ctrl+c or ctrl+d when you are done to get your prompt back."

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