In computing, an alias is an alternate name for an object, such as a variable, file or device.

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How to colorize the output using sed - no GNU tools available

I'm using a short alias in my .profile file to colorize the output of the sdiff command, just to make it easier to spot differences. The alias is like this: alias color_diff="sed 's/[|< |> ...
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Getting error “the account lasse@vkarlsen.no is disabled” when sending email to google groups from gmail

Apologies if this has already been answered but the very nature of the error message, mixing the message with my email makes it nearly impossible to find information about it through Google. I tried ...
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How do I handle multiple quotes in an alias (for bash or zsh)

I am using zsh, and I am trying to use python as a simple calculator. I'm very familiar with python, but can't seem to get the alias (or function) to work properly. So far I've got: pycalc() { ...
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Unable to create a permanent alias in Mac OS

In Linux I can well to add alias to bashrc and it will become a permanent alias. In Mac OS I tried to do the same thing: vim ~/.bashrc export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/.rvm/bin" # Add RVM to PATH f or ...
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Echoing aliases to .bashrc

I want to echo an alias straight into my .bashrc file. Here is what I am using: echo alias cdear='cd | clear' >> .bashrc However, the new line in .bashrc does not contain the quote marks. I ...
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bypass 'noglob' for 'which' in zsh?

I want to use the 'which' command to see which executable is actually being invoked, but the defensive 'noglob' aliases keep getting in the way. Is there a shortcut that I can use to find which ...
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SSMS view designer - how do I give a table an alias?

I'm struggling with getting SQL Server Management Studio to do what I want. Things that were totally simple and easy tasks in Enterprise Manager have inexplicably become hard or impossible. Case in ...
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ssh port forwarding and multiple aliases

I have the following ~/.ssh/config file: $ cat ~/.ssh/config Host myalias HostName fully.qualified.domain.name Port 2222 LocalForward 3690 127.0.0.1:3690 When I ssh to myalias, ...
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Alias not working

I have an alias that does an ssh into a machine and executes 1 line of code as following: alias posts-update= 'ssh user@host.com "cd /var/www/blog/posts && git pull"' This works perfectly ...
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Remove an alias on Windows 8?

I've set an alias for a command and now I want to remove it again. How would I go about that? I've already tried unalias, but that doesn't work.
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What happens when we alias an IP address to a system?

What happens when we alias an ip addr which is already allotted to some other on the same LAN. Is aliasing local to my system?
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Where to put alias commands for use in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I know you can add alias commands in Linux to the .bashrc file, but Window 7 definitely does not use bash. Where and how can I add alias commands for use in the command prompt cmd.exe?
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goto inside alias is working only in one way

Why this is not working? #!/bin/csh goto skip_background run_in_background2: echo inside background goto back_from_backgroung skip_background: echo skipped alias run_in_backgroundx 'echo aliass \ ...
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Remote login in, creating alias, need advice

I usually remote login to the server at my school. I have a user name and password. The command is 'ssh -l username -p port machineName'. (username is mine, port is a number and machineName is the ...
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How to write alias to use first parameter or * if parameter is blank?

I want to write an alias command for 'ls', so that if I pass in a parameter, then the alias will use it, but if I do not, then it would use '*' instead. This is the alias I have today: alias lsd='ls ...
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Shell function in .bashrc is not recognized

I know this must be something silly but somehow I am stuck trying to create a shortcut (alias) for a shell function. Here is my exact .bash_profile: [[ -s "$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm" ]] && source ...
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Add a static IP alias to a DHCP interface on Windows 8

I have a Windows 8 machine that has only a single Ethernet port. It needs to use DHCP and also needs a static IP. Each IP is in a different subnet, and each serves a different, incompatible purpose. ...
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nested aliases in /etc/aliases: which order?

my /etc/aliases (ubuntu 12.04 lts) already contains some aliases redirecting to root: postmaster: root clamav: root monit: root now I want to add another alias that redirects all root messages to ...
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Alias for directory using a symbol

I'm looking to set up an alias for my work directory, which can change as I change context, and I was trying to find something that was short enough to stand in as a replacement for ~. I'd be tickled ...
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Where is virtualenv's deactivate defined?

Virtualenv defines an alias for the command deactivate as seen in yourvirtualenv/bin/activate.csh. What I'm curious about is where deactivate resides, because when I issue an alias command deactivate ...
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How to read aliases in a ksh script

I have some global aliases defined in my ~/.profile file. To read them from a bash script, I'd use: shopt -s expand_aliases source ~/.profile However, in ksh this does not work because it does not ...
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What's the rule on using the word “git” as an alias?

I used to keep my git aliases in a file outside of my .gitconfig file, in the normal format of: alias gb="git branch --verbose" which worked great. But, after looking around at others' dotfiles, I ...
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Device not found after adding a network alias

Interface em1 works fine. I issued ifconfig em1:0 1.2.3.4 followed by > ifconfig em1:0 The error is 1.2.3.4 error fetching interface information: Device not found CentOS 6.4. What gives? ...
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How to add network aliases in Linux for network computers

In Windows, the c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file lets you add aliases to IPs so you can remember those computers with a familiar name. Here's the header of the HOSTS file, for example ...
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Is it possible to alias regexp substrings in vim?

I want to find and replace pattern containing floating point numbers using vim. I found this nice regular expression for such numbers: [-+]?[0-9]*\.?[0-9]+([eE][-+]?[0-9]+)? This expression makes ...
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Create alias or add path?

I've just installed a new program (let's call it foo) on my Linux machine. The program's files are in an unusual location that is not currently part of my $PATH. If I would like to be able to easily ...
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Use the result of 'whoami' as part of an alias

I am setting up my default .bashrc on my Ubuntu machine that I will soon be adding more and more users to. One command that users will have access to is mysql, logging them into the SQL system on the ...
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How to create terminal shortcut to desktop?

I did find this answer here. However could not get it to work with my current setup :( For example, when I start up iTerm currently it's been set to a specific direction (another developer did that) ...
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How to add an application to Mac Applications folder

I'm looking to add software installed elsewhere (eg. home or opt) to the Mac's (10.8) Applications folder. The goal here is to get all the benefits like the application listing in the launcher and ...
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How to copy from couple folders back to the current directory?

I just came to an interesting question in Linux. I want to find a shortcut for copying from multiple folder back in the path to the current path. For example: A/B/C/D/E> cp ../../../example.txt . ...
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Using standard unix commands, how do you grab a bunch of lines?

I have several text files with this format: name: john address: bay area phone: 6505561234 image: /work/myimage.png name: stark dob: 5AD shirt color: red physical address: Westros phone model: S2 ...
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Alias for viewing logs with todays date

I want to create an alias: alias readFile='ls file1.todaysdate' where todaysdate is in format 130714. How would i do this?
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Cannot type a letter while in Bash in Cygwin

I am unable to type a certain letter while in bash. I was editing .bashrc, or possibly .profile, which made it impossible to press the letter "a" (it is not showing up on screen, although I am able ...
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Resetting $PATH in OS X 10.8

I was trying to install jhbuild earlier as part of a GTK+ install, and ran the command alias jhbuild="PATH=gtk-prefix/bin:$PATH jhbuild". Since then, I haven't been able to access many important ...
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Creating an 'alias' or 'symlink' to a separate folder in apache

-/ |--bin |--home |--user_1 |--somefile.html |--somefile2.html |--user_2 |--differentFile.html |--var |--www |--file1.html i want the urls to be ...
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How do I make an alias work when I need to invoke more than one binary in the same command?

Say I have two binary files: binary1 and binary2. Each of them has its own option set: options1 and options2. Users need to invoke a command that follows this structure: binary1 options1 binary2 ...
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alias or function for emacs command?

So I'm on my first day at my new job, and on the server we use, the default emacs is X-windows based. I much prefer using it in the good old terminal, and I'd like to be able to make the command ...
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Save Linux aliases for later usage

After repeating an Arch Linux installation for several times I started to wonder whether I could make things easier for me in the future by taking some general commands that I am bound to use again ...
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Create an case insensitive apache alias

I am currently using Apache 2.4.4. Now, the problem is that when I am creating alias like Alias /mysite "D:/MySite" it doesn't work for http://127.0.0.1/MySite. So how can I make it case ...
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How to create aliases in windows [duplicate]

In Linux I can do this : ln -s /tmp/mydocs /home/user/docs/ it will create alias to /home/user/docs/ and I can access to docs with cd /tmp/mydocs/ In windows : I have this directory ...
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How to place a folder into a variable location (~/Library/Application Support) and then make an alias to that folder quickly?

Would it be at all possible to do the following: Place an entire folder within the ~/Library/Application Support folder on a Mac. Make an alias on the desktop to a link inside that folder. I'm ...
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How enter in folder with one command?

I work a lot in two folders: /home/valter/Dropbox/Development/git/valter /home/valter/Dropbox/Development/git/company I would like to create command like: $valter and enter in ...
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Setting an alias only for current user in Unix

I want to create a Unix alias, that allows me for example to type l for ls -l. Nevertheless, I do not want to modify the file /etc/bash.bashrc as that one applies to all users I believe. How can I ...
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Where are aliases set in CentOS?

There is a typo which causes an error message upon logon (someone typed lias instead of alias). I have checked /etc/bashrc as well as ~/.bashrc and /etc/profile as well as ~/.bash_profile for ...
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How to make an alias and work in sh for all users (not in bash)?

My question maybe is silly, but how can I make an alias so as to work in sh for all users? I know that I can put an alias, let say this one: alias ls='ls -l' in /etc/bash.bashrc so as to work in ...
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Error in url alias in lighttpd

I have this configuration: alias.url = ( "/acruz/" => "/var/www/localhost/htdocs/acruz/", "/jvangemeren/" => "/var/www/localhost/htdocs/jvangemeren", "/doceno/" => ...
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Multiple drupal installations on apache work with their own DNS entries but not with Alias

So my localhost server has never had a problem because I've never been developing with other people on multiple websites. Now, however, accessing a secondary site via an Alias is running into a ...
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PHP does not work on alias (XAMPP)

I trying to make alias on my local machine with XAMPP for my PHP project. I added follow in httpd.conf: Include "conf/alias/*" And make two files for aliases, one of them is like: Alias /aiuu ...
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How to make an alias to a part of a block device

Is it possible to make a part of a block device to be seen as a separate block device (in a similar way block 'devices' are created for partitions)? Unfortunately, I can't mount it through loop device ...
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Can I make a custom “directory alias” like '~' in bash?

In bash I can go to my home directory with cd ~ and actually refer to my home directory with any command with ~. Can I make new, custom "directory aliases" (?) to refer to other directories? ...