I am running Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 and would like to be able to open a web browser (Firefox), type an alias into the address bar, hit enter, and have the browser take me to the site that the alias references. For instance, I'd like to be able to type in "
so" and have it take me to
I realize this is what "Favorties" or "Bookmarks" already do, however, this is like the text-only, command-line version of those tools.
I suspect I have to configure something equivalent to a Windows HOST file, but since I'm so new to Linux/Ubuntu, I don't know what that equivalent is, or if this is even possible to do. Thanks in advance!