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newdaddy

 
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FINALLY, I have the answer I was looking for. Here is a correct alias that uses command line arguments;

alias oneCol 'tr " " "\012" < \!:1 > \!:2'

I don't know why this works, but it does. I found a syntax example for this in article 10.03 of O'Reilly's UNIX POWER TOOLS.

I realize it is a waste of time to agonize over something that there's a dozen different ways to otherwise do, but I feel so much better having found the answer I originally set out to look for.
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