Creating an alias that is an incomplete command

The documentation from tldp.org doesn’t really specify when or how the bash interpreter replaces an aliased string. I’m looking for information on how to create an alias that is an incomplete command. alias quickscp=”scp a.really.long.internal.domain.name:” quickscp/data/testfile ./testfile This fails – looks like bash doesn’t expand testalias unless it is matching a string with whitespace (^/$…

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