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

cn stands for "Cat Null"


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?


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


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.


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

Comment by unixmonkey365 266 weeks and 6 days ago

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