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Groovy example source code file (AliasCommand.groovy)

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The Groovy AliasCommand.groovy source code

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package org.codehaus.groovy.tools.shell.commands

import org.codehaus.groovy.tools.shell.CommandSupport
import org.codehaus.groovy.tools.shell.Shell

 * The 'alias' command.
 * @version $Id: AliasCommand.groovy 17536 2009-09-04 01:42:05Z glaforge $
 * @author <a href="mailto:jason@planet57.com">Jason Dillon
class AliasCommand
    extends CommandSupport
    AliasCommand(final Shell shell) {
        super(shell, 'alias', '\\a')

    Object execute(final List args) {
        assert args != null
        if (args.size() < 2) {
            fail("Command 'alias' requires at least 2 arguments") // TODO: i18n
        String name = args[0]
        List target = args[1..-1]
        def command = registry[name]
        if (command) {
            if (command instanceof AliasTargetProxyCommand) {
                log.debug("Rebinding alias: $name")
            else {
                fail("Can not rebind non-user aliased command: ${command.name}") // TODO: i18n
        log.debug("Creating alias '$name' to: $target")
        // Register the command
        command = shell << new AliasTargetProxyCommand(shell, name, target)
        // TODO: Should this be here... or should this be in the Shell's impl?
        // Try to install the completor
        if (shell.runner) {
            shell.runner.completor << command

class AliasTargetProxyCommand
    extends CommandSupport
    private static int counter = 0
    final List args
    AliasTargetProxyCommand(final Shell shell, final String name, final List args) {
        super(shell, name, '\\a' + counter++)
        assert args
        this.args = args
    String getDescription() {
        return "User defined alias to: @|bold ${args.join(' ')}|@"

    String getUsage() {
        return ''
    String getHelp() {
        return description
    Object execute(List args) {
        args = this.args + args
        log.debug("Executing with args: $args")
        // FIXME: Should go back through shell.execute() to allow aliases to groovy snips too
        return shell.executeCommand(args.join(' '))

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