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How to create a permanent “alias”? [duplicate]

If you create an alias for example: alias cls="clear" It exists untill you kill terminall session. When you start a new terminal window the alias doesn't exist any more. How to create "permanent" ...
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2answers
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Run program through terminal with custom name [duplicate]

I want to run a program, for example gedit from terminal. How can I run gedit through terminal by just typing ge on terminal?
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2answers
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How to easily make an alias command permanent? [duplicate]

I search everywhere and almost everyone was suggesting to open the ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_aliases, then put the alias command there, I created a function name palias as permanent alias function and put ...
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1answer
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How to create a permanent alias in ubuntu [duplicate]

Can anybody please help me as to how to create a permaneent alias in the terminal. When i create an alias in the terminal using the alias name='function' it stays till i close the terminal. ...
2
votes
2answers
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Bash Function Oblivion [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to Linux, as many of you may have noticed. What I speak particularly is adding personal, user-generated functions and alias in my .bashrc file. I'm not exactly sure how bash works but ...
2
votes
1answer
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Is it possible to diy a command under Ubuntu? [duplicate]

For example, can I set? gb = cd /media/Dan/evolution so that everytime I execute gb in bash , I can cd to that particular directory? I find something online, 'alias' command. But It seems can't do ...
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vote
1answer
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How to create shortcuts in terminal? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I often use cd .. command in terminal. I want to replace the command with .. or some other shortcut. Can I do that? If yes, how to do it?
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1answer
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How to compile quickly without continously having to type [duplicate]

How to compile quickly without continously having to type the whole story of -wall -werror and all those other flags. I know how to use them, but it is a little bit of annoying if I have to type it ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to shorten a unix terminal command to a shorter one? [duplicate]

Let's say I have this command: /sbin/ifconfig|grep inet|head -1|sed 's/\:/ /'|awk '{print $3}' Is it possible to shorten this to let's say writing host in the command line?
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0answers
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How can I link a command with a word for the commandline? [duplicate]

how can I start an exe program (wine /path/to/file.exe) with bash with only a single command, e.g. statistic? For example, I can start Firefox with firefox in the commandline. How can I achieve this ...
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vote
0answers
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Set -h as default for ls? [duplicate]

I use the -h flag to make ls report in M,K,G etc Can I set the -h flag to be the defaul for ls so I don't need to write it every time ?
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8answers
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Where is .bashrc?

I feel stupid asking, but I can't seem to find the answer to this anywhere. I'm trying to follow these instructions to edit my bash prompt, but there is no .bashrc in either my user directory (~/....
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votes
4answers
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How save my “alias” entries forever [duplicate]

I want to save my alias commands forever like the default ones when I type "alias" so I don't retype them every time I leave my bash
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10answers
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Short-cut for switching to a given directory

In the Ubuntu terminal I find myself spending considerable time to switch to a particular directory every time the computer starts up. Is there some way I can make this process easier? Is there some ...
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2answers
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How do I make bash warn me when overwriting an existing file?

I think the title is pretty self-explanatory. All i want is bash to warn me whenever I attempt to overwrite an existing while using cp or mv. I'd really appreciate some help. :)

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