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Recently i was adding some command aliases to .bash_aliases file in user home folder. I am wondering if there is some script that i can run to add aliases to that file. What I mean is : some script that first I can add as command alias and after that for example if I run command lets say

addalias

it will execute the script.

The script will do the following job: Go to the end of the text file. Add line for example :alias aosunpack='/home/elementalfx/aosfirmware/unpack-aos-kernel-g10'

Then save the file. And finally reload the bash_aliases with command . ~/.bash_aliases

But to make it even better script will first ask for alias name and then for a command to execute or file to execute.

Thats the thing that I dont know how to do. Can somebody lead me to the right direction?

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Adding aliases is manual labour but can be done with a 1-liner on command line. This will create your alias and add it to bash_aliases and also reload them:

echo "alias aosunpack='/home/elementalfx/aosfirmware/unpack-aos-kernel-g10'" >>
~/.bash_aliases && source ~/.bash_aliases

All you need to do is adjust it to your commands for any other command you want (if you put those into a text file you can omit the && source ~/.bash_aliases and add source ~/.bash_aliases at the end. This will not prevent duplicates but the last one added will be the active one.

Partly taken from a comment by hobs from this question: How to create a permanent "alias"? There are more good answers and comments in that topic.

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