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

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How to save user made zsh shell functions and aliases

Shell beginner here! I'd like to create aliases and functions in zsh shell to speed up my workflow. For example: tw() { open -a //Applications/Textwrangler.app "$*"; } The function itself works, ...
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How do I force an application to recognise two names for a disk drive?

I have an extensive image database (3.25GB metadata, 90K images) held in a legacy product (idImager V5). This in turn utilises SQL Server 2005 as the underlying DBMS. Over the years I have been ...
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How to append “*” to the start and end of command line parameter in CSH?

In CSH example, echo aaa can print out “aaa”; I need echo_test aaa print out “*aaa*”. While alias echo_test 'echo "*\\!**"' can only print out “*aaa”. Thanks!
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How to automatically log-in to remote MySQL instance via ssh behind another host?

I have an alias set up to ssh to a remote machine through a proxy ... alias sshcmd='ssh -t davea@proxy ssh destmachine' but I want to set up an alias where I ssh into the remote machine and then ...
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Make :Wq equivalent to :wq in vim

I'm always typing :Wq when I mean :wq. Is there a way to alias :Wq=':wq' in vim?
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Alias one program in a different order than $PATH

I alias pandoc='~/.cabal/bin/pandoc' because I don't want to change my $PATH order just for this one program. In general, programs I installed in /opt/, ~/.cabal/, and so on should precede defaults ...
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Localhost aliases in Mac OS X mysteriously stopped working

For whatever reason aliases for my Mac OS X localhost seem to have suddenly stopped working. Presumably follow some update caused this, although I”m not sure what. Here’s my hosts file: ## # Host ...
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Alias options in zsh

When using the zsh alias command, what does the -s flag do (for example, lines 83-87 of oh-my-zsh's common-alias plugin?
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How to change a program path/alias?

I'm not sure how it works on Linux, but you can type in program names such as ls, man, etc., in any directory and the programs are executed. I uninstalled an old version of ImageMagick and built the ...
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Can we use regex in alias command?

I want to create the alias for this command. ssh user@ip as alias [0-9][0-9][0-9].[0-9][0-9][0-9].[0-9][0-9][0-9].[0-9][0-9][0-9] ="ssh user@$0" I have created it ,but it is not working. Is there ...
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Linux bash - Add alias from script without source(-ing) the script

Is it possible to write a script like #!/bin/bash alias foo="bar -options" and get the alias added to the running shell without source(-ing) the script source myscript will work, but just ...
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Workaround for adding forward addresses to Gmail as aliases

I went to add an alias to a forwarded address (managed by GoDaddy, ie myemail@mydomain.com) in Gmail, and I noticed that Google changed their system. In the past, after you entered the name and email ...
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Does Apache Alias supports relative paths?

I'm trying to alias a file with relative path from the document root, like this: Alias /js/jquery-1.9.1.min.js lib/jquery-1.9.1/jquery-1.9.1.min.js It does not work, but I can't find anything in ...
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ZSH Cull Old Aliases

When I call alias in a zsh shell, I get a list of aliases. Some of them are desired, some are not. I originally created a .alias file in my home directory, and added source $HOME/.alias to my .zshrc. ...
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create alias for existing hostnames

the question has been asked numerous times but I cannot find a clear answer. I have a database on Azure: gtxxxxxxx.database.windows.net however, to make things more easy (I hate typing) I would ...
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alias not working with my mongo --eval command

I have the following mongo shell command to delete all users that aren't admins mongo --eval 'db.users.remove({group:{$ne:"admin"}})' collection This works. I want to create an alias for this ...
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How to use aliases for catalogs for file creation navigation

if I have some aliases like Catalog1 (/home/ed/1), Catalog2 (/home/ed/2) I have scripts in Catalog1, and Catalog2 is for output saving, f.e. : python /home/ed/1/one.py > /home/ed/2/log1.txt i ...
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pass arguments to alias then disown

I am trying to create a simple alias: alias draw="pinta &> /dev/null & disown" The intent here is pretty obvious. My problem is that whenever I pass an argument, I get bash: disown: ...
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How to remove zsh alias?

I have an alias which is predefined by an oh-my-zsh plugin. -> % alias gcm gcm='git checkout master' I'd like to remove it, i.e. I'd like alias | pcregrep "\bgcm\b" return 1. I've tried with ...
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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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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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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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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 ...