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bypass any aliases and functions for the command

Terminal - bypass any aliases and functions for the command
\foo
2011-09-23 11:00:35
User: egreSS
19
bypass any aliases and functions for the command

A simple directive which disables all aliases and functions for the command immediately following it. Shortcut for the bash built-in 'command' - "command linefoo".

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Terminal - Alternatives
\[command]
2009-02-11 19:34:21
User: wwest4
84

e.g. if rm is aliased for 'rm -i', you can escape the alias by prepending a backslash:

rm [file] # WILL prompt for confirmation per the alias

\rm [file] # will NOT prompt for confirmation per the default behavior of the command

\ls
2012-01-05 00:35:49
User: libdave
5

say, someone has aliased ls to 'ls --color=always' and you want to temporarily override the alias (it does not override functions)

\[command]
2015-01-15 18:31:50
User: tyzbit
1

Most distributions alias cp to 'cp -i', which means when you attempt to copy into a directory that already contains the file, cp will prompt to overwrite. A great default to have, but when you mean to overwrite thousands of files, you don't want to sit there hitting [y] then [enter] thousands of times.

Enter the backslash. It runs the command unaliased, so as in the example, cp will happily overwrite existing files much in the way mv works.

\<command>
2011-05-06 15:45:31
User: panlm
-1

if you have a alias like this:

alias cp='cp -i'

# cp file1 file1.bak

equal to

# cp -i file1 file1.bak

(it will not overwrite file1.bak if it exist)

# \cp file1 file1.bak

equal to

# /bin/cp file1 file1.bak

(skip alias settings, it will overwrite file1.bak if it exist)

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