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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Alias for gnome-open to open different files

I want to make alias for gnome-open so I be able to open files with command opn somefile.doc How can I pass filename with this alias?
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How to run an alias command with sudo [duplicate]

I created an alias called runmc that allows me to start up a java program. But I noticed that when I type in "sudo runmc" (It needs root access to work properly.), it will display "runmc: command not ...
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How would I create an alias to run a game? (Minecraft)

I would like to create a command-line alias to run a game (Minecraft in particular). How would I accomplish this? I want to type in runmc to run the command java -jar /root/.minecraft/launcher.jar. ...
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Shortcut to execute shell scipt? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a shortcut that will run a .sh file deep in some directory without having to navigating to the absolute path. I have tried using aliases, which did not work as. Using soft/hard ...
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Altering command to start application by mouse click - how to

I have Google Earth installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) and, in order to display clamped polygons on it, I have to start it with the command LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE=1 googleearth. I would ...
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Give aliases to rooms in Empathy?

I join a XMPP server from Empathy (via Jabber), and I can manually join groups via names like group-1 and group-2046. The groups on this platform have actual names though (so group-2048 could be ...
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How do I add an additional IP address to an interface in Ubuntu 14

I want to have the wired interface simultaneously obtain a DHCP address, and also alias a fixed address so I can communicate with a device with a fixed IP address on a different subnet over the same ...
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How to correctly deploy/install scripts?

I've developed several utility scripts that solve specific problems of my team's day-to-day work. Until now what I have done to deploy the script in my co-workers' laptops is as follows: Every ...
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Location of “~/.bash_aliases”

I want to make permanent aliases in Terminal, and I have read this answer on how to do it: http://askubuntu.com/a/5278/364819 But I have got a small problem, I have found the code: if [ -f ...
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Create multiple aliases for localhost addresses on different ports

I have some webapps running on my localhost that I can access by my web browser at different ports. For example I have an IPython notebook server running on port 8888 (I can access it at ...
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autoremove option doesn't work with apt alias

I have set up an alias for apt-get as apt, for convenience. This works fine, I can do sudo apt install PACKAGE sudo apt remove PACKAGE sudo apt update etc with no issues. However, the autoremove ...
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Install program with different run name

I recently installed gfortran with apt-get install gfortran, but it turned out to be the latest version 4.9, which is not compatible with software that demanded gfortran in the first place. So I ...
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Problem setting alias, ~/.bash_aliases file not found [duplicate]

I was trying to setup a permanent alias. but ~/.bash_aliases file not found on my system. I have checked the bashrc file and it shows bash_aliases are enabled. I tried creating a new file in the same ...
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Aliases don't work [duplicate]

I can't get this to work at all. I am running ubuntu 12.04 in virtual box and am trying to follow this tutorial. I have realised that I have .profile not .bash_profile. I typed: alias ...
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unexpected EOF on the last and next to last line while creating alias

I am creating alias in .bash_aliases file in Ubuntu 14.04 with reference of this article I write these alias agi='sudo apt-get install' alias upd8='sudo apt-get update' alias perms='stat -c '%a - ...
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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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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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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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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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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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One command for ls and cat functionality?

Okay guys, this is an experimental question warning! I often confuse cat and ls when quickly working on the console. Not because I forget their meanings, no. Just because I type without deeply ...
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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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How to check if alias is not replacing an actual command? [duplicate]

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 scripts apparently aren't executed at login

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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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 ...