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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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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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?

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 ...
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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 ...
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Nonblocking bash commands?

So I just created the .bash_aliases and wrote the following: callNotepad(){ wine C:\\Program\ Files\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe $1 } alias notepad++=callNotepad Now whether notepad++ is already ...
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Synclient alias in .bashrc not responding

I created an alias to turn the mousepad off with synclient, but it does not respond as expected. After running the synclient touchpadoff=1 in the terminal however, the alias starts to work properly. ...
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Why can't I set up alias for shutdown?

I have edited my .bash_aliases to contain the following line alias shutdown='sudo shutdown -h now' but when I try to run the alias it gives this error message shutdown: illegal time value Try ...
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Bash aliases - how do I run a file in a different folder without losing my current location?

I have a nice little bash alias in my .bashrc folder that allows me to start Tomcat running without having to cd into the folder first, e.g. alias startTomcat="cd ~/apache-tomcat-7.0.34/bin/ ...
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How to run source on terminal start up?

I have alias ready on .bash_aliases. Problem I'm having right now is that I need to run source ~/.<filename> first before I can execute the alias command. My question would be how do I run ...
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Apache Alias Folder: 403 Access Forbidden

Ok, I have set up an alias on my apache server to point to a directory on a second HD. The Directory is /media/MediaServer/Videos. The point of all this, is to stream videos from that folder, to my ...
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How to remove an alias?

I want to remove gs alias from my PC. When type gs it will open the Ghost Script. But I checked everywhere in the home directory .alias .bash_aliases .bashrc I also overwrite the gs with my custom ...
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“Trash” equivalent for 12.04

I recently updated my Ubuntu version to 12.04. I have aliased rm to the command trash, and now that I have upgraded, there is no longer a command called trash. Is there an equivalent for 12.04? I ...
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bash script isnt working

I have written this simple type alias script in my bin dir in home #!/bin/sh alias kp='ls –L' alias ldir='ls –aF' alias copy='cp' and saved it in the name myenv.Then I have changed the mode using ...
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How to get original system command after overwriting it with a function?

I'm at a Hackathon right now so if someone would answer this soon, you'd be doing me a huge favor. I've written a function called ls() in my .bashrc that looks like this: ls() { if(some ...
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Bash alias permanent <without running bash or . ~/.bashrc>

I'm used to putting my alias in .bashrc, but Ubuntu suggests putting them in .bash_aliases. So that's fine, I put my alias there in the .bash_aliases file. However I want to run my aliases once I ...
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Create alias with paramater in the middle

I want to create an alias for grep like this: grep argX ~/myfile where argX is a parameter and myfile is always the same. How can I do this?