By typing a manually specified command in terminal I want to execute some other command.
How could add an alias to a command? Can i do that with the help of the terminal or should I edit some kind of file?
On the bash command line it is simply a case of typing:
alias my_command="Command to run"
For example to create a short command run a long listing you could do:
alias ll="ls -l"
The quotes are not required if you are not adding switches to the aliased command.
To make permanent changes you can put your aliases separetely in
You can either use the
alias built-in command in the shell you're using, or you can write a script which does what you want. Assuming you are using bash as the shell (which is the default), you can type
man bash and skip down to the
ALIASES section, for documentation on aliases in bash.
To learn about aliasing: visit http://www.mediacollege.com/linux/command/alias.html
To make the changes permanent (i.e. to be read everytime you start a shell) add the alias commands you typed in the terminal to the file ~/.bashrc file.
I write a GUI for adding/editing alias commands. You can also use it from commandline like this:
addalias -add "sinstall" "sudo apt-get install"
You can directly create a file in your home for collecting all the aliases
.bash_profile by writing
nano ~.bash_profile and simply write on the file the commands/shortcuts you want to create, for example:
alias edbp='nano ~/.bash_profile'
and then validate it sourcing the file, so running
Remember that every time you modify your document you have to run again