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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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? ...
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I deleted my aliases file, but my aliases are still in my bash session - how can I recover them?

I had a ton of aliases defined and I use them all the time. I have a terminal session open now in which all the aliases are valid and working. However, the .bash_aliases file in which they were ...
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Trying to create bash function which collects and quotes all arguments, but it doesn't work if args contain brackets or single quotes

I saw the following shortcut for "git commit" suggested somewhere: function gc { git commit -m "$*" } This is supposed to allow you to write the commit message inline in the shell, without quotes ...
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how to edit aliases

I just started looking into aliases and I already created a couple aliases before reading how to write alias commands into files so you can easily edit them. If you just directly run the command ...
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Alias defined in .bashrc not working after pipe

I'm stuck with the following problem. I've defined an alias in .bashrc (and .bash_profile): alias echo2="echo" This works well: $ echo2 "test" test However, if I try to use it after a redirect, ...
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Do aliases slow down a shell's start?

Sometimes my shell (zsh) takes longer to start than usual (I open the terminal, and it hangs a bit until I can input commands). I have a few aliases on my .zshrc (well, actually they're in a ...
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How do I make a bash alias that outputs file names in a format I can pipe to vim?

When rebasing with git, I'm interested to open the files that have merge conflicts. I can do this with: vi `git diff --name-status --diff-filter=U | awk '{print $2}'` but if I alias that: alias ...
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How to create alias for - minus sign

I want to map the - to cd - I've tried escaping it, w/ and w/o single/double quotes but neither of them seems to work. alias \-='cd -' or alias '-'='cd -' => bash: alias: -=: invalid option ...
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System-level bash/zsh alias blacklist

Is there a blacklist feature/functionality in bash/zsh to prevent specified commands and such from being overridden with an alias? Specifically - is there something that can be set system-level in a ...
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how to put my arguments into a Bash alias command?

i usually have the following simple alias in my bashrc: alias g="grep --color=always --exclude-dir=\*.svn\*" but now i have to work on systems that only have GNU grep 2.5, hence no --exclude-dir ...
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overriding user defined functions with the same name as system commands

This function exists in one of my users' ~/.bashrc: function rm() { ls $* echo "rm?" read ans if [ "$ans" == 'y' ]; then /bin/rm $* fi } In ...
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How to make bash aliases available as linux commands?

I have many bash aliases on a remote location. But when I try to run those from my local linux box, I get the 'command not found' error. e.g. $ ssh root@remote 'status' bash: status: command not ...
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alias: extract options from command

Apologies for the bad title. I couldn't come up with a better one. I want to alias a command to another command, and extract options from the text of the command itself. I realize this is unclear, ...
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Working shell command doesn't alias

I can run, svn status |grep -v .jasper$ |cut -d ' ' -f8 |sed '/.*\..*/!d' |xargs ls -altr --color=auto just fine. But when I go to add this as an alias (alias svtr="...") I get an error saying... ...
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Bash alias with piping

I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing wrong with this one. I'm trying to run the command alias localip='ip -4 -o addr show eth0 | egrep -o '([[:digit:]]{1,3}\.){3}[[:digit:]]{1,3}' | head -n 1' If I ...
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Command to search programs in Linux

Do you have any easy idea to define some alias in .bashrc for finding some command that you want to search (when you forgot its name) in your machine, visiting all "bin" directories, maybe using ...
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Bash alias history substitution similar to \!* in csh

My question is very similar to that of this old post. I would like to do something similar: place in an alias the last argument(s) typed on the current command line. This would be equivalent to the ...
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Create an alias - in Bash?

How can I create an alias named - in Bash? None of the following works: alias -='cd -' alias \-='cd -' alias '-'='cd -' with error: bash: alias: -=: invalid option alias: usage: alias [-p] ...
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What is the correct way to alias applications in OS X through bash?

In my ~/.bashrc, I have several aliases like: alias emacs='/Applications/Aquamacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Aquamacs' alias octave='/Applications/Octave.app/Contents/Resources/bin/octave' alias ...
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command line alias versus .bash_profile alias

when I create this alias from the command line everything works fine alias ejecta='for I in 1 2 3; do /usr/sbin/diskutil unmountDisk disk$I;done' When the same alias is created in .bash_profile. the ...
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get value of an alias in bash

I recently switched from tcsh to bash, and I'm used to being able to do things like sudo `alias netstat` but since alias gives name=value in bash, I can't do this anymore. Is there an equivalent in ...
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How to make bash alias invocation conditional on PWD?

I currently have this alias: alias cmakerel='cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -Wno-dev ../../ && make -j4' Essentially, it will call cmake to do an out-of-source build from PWD. It works ...
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sh alias: command not found

I have written a very simple script like this: function apply_to_dev { echo "Applying scripts to DEV..." alias ISQL="isql -Uuser -Ppwd -SDEV -DDATA -I ~/bin/interfaces" shopt -s nullglob ...
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trouble aliasing cd in bash

I'm adding a couple of aliases to my .bashrc file for some shortcuts I use often, among which are: alias .="cd /;ls" alias ..="cd ../;ls" alias cd="cd $1;ls" alias ls="clear;pwd;ls" The effective ...
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Multiple-command alias enters bash shell but fails to navigate to path

I have this alias defined to run bash then navigate to a certain folder but when I run it, it only runs bash and stays in the current path/directory/folder. I've defined them in two different ways in ...
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How to Create a Permanent Alias in Mac OS X Lion Terminal?

I've googled the heck out of this. The typical methods of adding the alias to ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile just aren't working for me. Help please? Thanks! Here's my current ~/.bash_profile if [ ...
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How do I create a symbolic link in Mac OSX?

I have a .sh file that I need to create a symbolic link. I would like to be able to access the file using the Terminal. The command I use is: ln -s /path/roo.sh /usr/bin/roo But when I type roo, ...
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How to expand aliases on any invocation of /bin/bash

Any of you know a way to expand an alias whenever a new shell is invoked (from any place)? For example, my alias is: alias ls='ls -F' Now if I invoke it in grep -l ramesh | xargs ls … here I ...
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How to make alias shortcuts for terminal work as root or as exec?

Let's say I have an alias like this: alias findip='wget -q -O - checkip.dyndns.org|sed -e 's/.*Current IP Address: //' -e 's/<.*$//'' the output would look like this: matthew@ubuntu:~$ findip ...
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.bashrc loading aliases from different file

I have a .bashrc file, which I want to setup so it reads aliases from an .aliases file and sets them up. Currently I have: # User specific aliases and functions while read alias_line do echo ...
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How to change default vi alias in Fedora 14?

In my laptop, if I type below $ which vi alias vi='vim' /usr/bin/vim Now I want to change the vi alias to another bin, e.g. vim_wrapper a script created in /usr/bin/, I type this line: alias ...
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bash alias for “cd directory; ls”

How do I create BASH alias for: I type in cdd directory and what that does is cd directory and then ls?
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On a Mac, how can I group together commands I want run into a alias?

In my .bash_profile I have created alias to commands that I run often. What if I want to group together multiple commands together, and they should run in serial one after the other. How would I do ...
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Silencing bash's unalias when there's nothing to unalias

I have access to a couple of remote accounts, which I mount via sshfs in subdirs of $HOME/SSHFS. In order to remind me that I'm not working with local files, I have set $PROMPT_COMMAND to a function ...
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MacVim behaving strangely with my aliases (even setting shell=/bin/bash\ -l)

I wanted to write some scripts and have MacVim call some bash commands. I have some aliases and wanted vim to be able to call them, so I knew I needed a login shell, just didn't know how to make vim ...
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how to expand aliases inline in bash?

Is there a way to expand aliases inline in bash? $bash>alias ll='ls -l ' $bash>ll<tab> $bash>ls -l
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Creating an alias containing bash history expansion

I often forget to run a command with sudo, so I find myself often typing sudo !! immediately afterwards. I tried aliasing this, but bash chokes on the !! part. Is there some way to represent this ...
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How to tell bash not to expand aliases

I know there is a simple syntax for telling bash not to expand aliases. However, Google is not turning it up and I'm too lazy to read through man bash. Also, the answer should be on this website.
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Overwrite ls in .bash_profile

I'm new to bash and unix. I'm trying to create an alias for ls. In my .bash_profile I have the following: alias ls="ls -lhHG" This doesn't work at all. If I change it to: alias la="ls -lhHG" ...