In shells, an alias is an alternate name for a command. For instance, "ll" is an alias for "ls -l" on many systems.

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Run program from anywhere without changing directory

I wish to create an alias, which runs program x, without changing the current directory I am in. What I have now is: alias x = "cd /home/path_to_x && ./x" This works, but changes my ...
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How can I hide files/foldes by alias hide? [duplicate]

I want to hide my files not to add "DOT" before name! I want to hide a file by its name not rename it by put "DOT" ex: my folder in Home called ahmed I want hide it as the same name not rename to ...
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Problem in creating alias, get strange messages

[Reviewers: note that the question was completely rewritten after the close votes.] I recently found how I can define aliases for bash in the ~/.bashrc. But since I tried that, I see the followig ...
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Can I use cd../.. as an alias name?

I am using Windows and Ubuntu in parallel and do console stuff on both of them. On Windows I can do a C:\Users\Thomas>cd..\.. C:\> However, on Linux this does not work, neither with ...
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Creating an alias with tab completion

I know how to create a permanent alias, just edit .bashrc . I created alias forsudo apt-get install <appname> . As you may not know the exact name of app or want to check the dependency u can ...
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How can I run original command that aliased with same name?

An alias for ls command in ~/.bashrc file aliased with this one: alias ls='ls --color=auto' then, when I run ls command in terminal aliased ls(ls --color=auto) runs. but my question is how can I ...
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how can I make an alias that does not fully remove the file like rm [duplicate]

how can I move a file to trash using an alias?
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I can't alias def $?=“type $? || echo 'varible not defined' ”

I want to create an alias called def that takes a varible and checks if it's defined. If it isn't def prints 'the varible is not defined.
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Cannot find location of permanent aliases.

A couple of months ago, I made a few permanent aliases for my bash shell on Ubuntu 14.04. They are actively making my life easier, and I would like to add a couple more to the list, but I cannot find ...
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Alias to open multiple text files in different directories from terminal

After hours of searching and trying different gedit plugins I did not manage to add a session saver to gedit to open some files in Ubuntu 14.04 (see here). So, I am trying to create a permanent ...
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Use alias inside a script

One of the software tools I'm using requires "sh" to be a symlink to "bash" instead of "dash". Since I don't want to change the default shell to bash for the whole system and I can't change the tool ...
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Accidentaly deleted all aliases. How can I restore them?

I accidentally deleted all aliases with unalias utility. There were some useful aliases that I want back (with --color option etc), but I don't want to type them again. Is there a simple way to ...
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Problem to use alias with Wine ie8

I want to use alias with ie8 using wine. But I don't want to to use $ wine 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore And just $ ie8 But I can't: vitor@vitor-pc:~$ alias ie8='wine ...
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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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Permissions problems with Apache2 Alias

I'm trying to set up a local installation of a scientific pipeline (The trans protoemic pipeline). This pipeline use a number of cgi scripts and I'm trying to match it's requirements by setting up a ...
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Add sugsetions to an alias

When you press tab 2 times you get suggestions for possible commands. For example lsTabTab will print all available commands. Is it possible to add such suggestions to an alias that is user created? ...
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My .bashrc alias not run in .desktop file

I've added the following line to the .bashrc file: alias midos="sh /home/erkanmdr/Belgeler/midos/midos.sh" This command works fine in the terminal and tty. But not working in my .desktop shortcut ...
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What does the first '.' mean in '. ~/.bashrc'? [duplicate]

I saw a post about fix your alias in .bashrc. And he says after you put your alias in .bashrc , you need to use: . ~/.bashrc I do not quite understand what the first dot(' . ') does here. What's ...
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add alias to root

I need to execute a command for my system to search for new sd cards and to be able to execute it I need to me logged on as root. Simply using sudo with the command does not work. This is not a ...
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How do I make a custom path identifier?

To define what I mean by "custom path identifier", I mean a short set of character(s) that represent a whole path, and example of this would be the ~, if you type cd ~ in your Terminal Emulator it ...
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How do I make an alias that shows only the date?

Exactly as it says. What code should I use to make an alias to show me only the date, and not the time also?
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Create an alias to a desidred directory to use within terminal [duplicate]

I constantly need to type cd /home/geo/Geant4/geant4.10.00.p02-install/lib/Geant4-10.0.2 How do i create an alias to that directory so I could just type cd $geant (or any other word i decide to ...
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Command not found for alias

I recently installed the apache2 package using the Software Centre, I want to create an alias apacheres which will replace the more cumbersome command /etc/init.d/apache2 restart. I opened the ...
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Why doesn't the command finish

I have added this to .bashrc alias a='ap update && ap dist-upgrade -y && do-release-upgrade -d && ap check && ap autoremove -y && ap autoclean' So i can run ...
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Is it safe to alias rm to safe-rm?

We are happy to use safe-rm as a replacement to rm, but is it considered safe to alias it? e.g. alias rm='safe-rm'
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alias of nodejs as node on 14.04

i installed nodejs with apt-get on 14.04 When i do nodejs -v v0.10.25 and when i do node -v node : command not found. So i want to make alias of nodejs as node So i inserted a line in ...
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alias multi commands as one alias

I made an alias for youtube-dl with some options like that yd="youtube-dl -cit -f 18" so I can download it like yd URL I want to modify it to show only the two lines from the output using ...
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argument-aware alias command?

I want to create an alias for curl which automatically writes the file it curls into a file with the same name in the current directory. For example: % curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py ...
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How can you mirror an autocomplete function in your own aliases (in 14.04)

I have a bunch of aliases that I've used on my 12.04 machine. example: alias pssh="tsocks ssh" alias pscp="tsocks scp" alias prdp="tsocks xfreerdp ..........SOMETHING ...." These aliases are ...
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How do I create an alias that displays the contents of a `history list`?

How do I create a new alias command called cet103demo which displays the contents of the bash history list one page at a time, and also making sure the new alias is automatically loaded when the ...
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Is there a way to shorten(not remove) the path displayed in the terminal by an alias

I want something like this: "vivek@grishma:~/xxx/yyy/zzz/src$" to be shown as "vivek@grishma:datasource$" where I would somehow have predefined "datasource" to be an alias for the long path above. ...
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How to create alias with g++?

I'm trying to create an alias on ubuntu for the bellow commands: g++ -lSDL -lSDLmain -lSDL_image -lGL -lGLU src.cpp -o a.out g++ -lGL -lglut `sdl-config --cflags --libs` src.cpp -o a.out When I ...
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Duplicate Alias addresses in the network?

Currently I use alias ip address to make sure the client talks to the active database. Basically the alias ip always is on always on the active database, during the failover, the script will reassign ...
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How to check if alias is not replacing an actual command?

How can I know if an alias I make (in .bash_aliases) is not replacing an actual command by same name? I don't want to do such things by accident. (I looked in "Questions that may already have your ...
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Running a command in a new terminal instance in a bash script

I have a bash script where I configure my proxy settings automatically. I have created some aliases in the .bash_aliases file. Now there is one command where I ssh into my remote server and do some ...
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`/etc/profile.d` really does not want to work for me

Does /etc/profile.d work or not? I create a file rexster-console.sh in /etc/profile.d: alias rexster="/var/rexster-console-2.4.0/bin/rexster-console.sh" -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 66 Feb 15 13:05 ...
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Defining aliases with byobu

I want to have a few aliases for my byobu sessions, but I'm not sure where in the byobu files I'm supposed to put the commands (alias <name> <command>).
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Dealing with alias hostname Ubuntu and Apache server

I have installed and have up and running Apache server on ubuntu 12.04 server. I also changed my /etc/hosts file and added an alias for my server. I'm hosting a site locally, I want to be able to use ...
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Providing alias for eclipse does not work

I tried to open my bashrc and tried to provide an alias for eclipse like alias eclipse='bash /usr/local/softy/eclipse/eclipse' But I get the following error when I try to invoke eclipse. ...
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how to setup an alias apache2

I am new to UBUNTU and try to use apache to check a website that I am currently developing using Joomla (novice to that too). I am trying to setup an alias in httpd.conf, but have not been ...
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bash: alias: alias: not found

When I log in, I see the error: bash: alias: alias: not found If I source my .bashrc file, the message appears again. What is causing this?
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How can I install the alias command?

My Ubuntu installation does not have the alias command. Usually it would be in /usr/bin along with other basic commands like which. I can type: which which /usr/bin/which but which alias ...
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Alias command defining problem [closed]

Define the noAgtw alias for a group of commands counting and displaying the number of all files in your account’s space with the names starting with g, t, and w and put the alias in your environmental ...
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Resetting an alias

In my .bashrc file I created a new alias: alias source=mvn eclipse:eclipse -DdownloadSource=true -DdownloadJavadoc=true I executed source .bashrc, however I realized the horrible mistake I made and ...
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Confused with the alias solution?

I am trying to define alias for a group of commands counting recursively and displaying the number of all sub-directories encountered for any working directory (including ones with invisible file ...
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Having problem with alias?

I am trying to define alias for a group of commands counting and displaying the number of all files in account’s space with the names starting with g, t, and w. I got the result with the following ...
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How to count and display number of all files in any working directory?

I am looking for a command to count and display the number of files in any working directory. Further I want to set alias noAf for the command. I have searched for it a lot. I found the following: ...
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zsh aliases doesn't work from .zshrc file

I want to create an alias to mount some remote file systems locally. I placed lines like this in my .zshrc file: alias remfs='sshfs rem: ~/mnt/sshfs/rem' But when I run remfs, I get an error ...
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Alias substitution for a string to use it in a terminal command

Is there a way to substitute aliases such that it is appended or prepended to an existing command in the shell? For example, defining the alias: alias execloc='/home/user/' Prepending this to a ...
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How do I execute a program with default variables?

How can I execute a program (specifically a bash alias) with the default environment variables? Consider this example: export test="something I dont want to exist" alias _xterm='xterm -fn 7x13 -fa ...