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Whenever I complete something in the command line while using Ubuntu and my computer does something of value to me, I enjoy saying thank you, just because it's the polite thing to do. A typical conversation might look something like this:

mtp-sendfile HamishAndyPodcast.mp3 /Music/podcasts
Sending file...
Progress: 17769768 of 17769768 (100%)
New file ID: 76098
sam@sams-laptop:~$ thanks
thanks: command not found

What's the best way to teach my PC a few manners and respond with something like "No problemo".

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up vote 30 down vote accepted

Add this to ~/.bash_aliases or execute it on the commandline:

alias thanks='echo "No problemo dude!"'

Eg:

user@host:~$ alias thanks='echo "No problemo dude!"'
user@host:~$ thanks
No problemo dude!

You could also stick it in your ~/.bashrc. If you add it to ~/.bash_aliases, make sure your ~/.bashrc has a section like this:

# Alias definitions.
if [ -f ~/.bash_aliases ]; then
    . ~/.bash_aliases
fi
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`\` infront of an alias will ignore the alias. – Rob Mar 30 '12 at 18:02
    
Can we do the same in windows? – Santosh Kumar Apr 1 '12 at 17:20
alias thanks='fortune zippy'

or

alias thanks='fortune fortunes'
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