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

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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 ...
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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 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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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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Gnome terminal new tab behavior

I have an alias for cd command that does some additional logic before running actual cd (if you want the details, it activates virtualenv if it finds it in the directory). But when I open a new tab, ...
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Aliases with numerical names

I just installed Oh My ZSH on my Mac. Everything is working great, except I can't define aliases with numerical names. If I execute alias 5="cd ~/Projects/Projectname/" 5 I get the following error ...
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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 can I automate my usage of three VM machines with the same alias?

How do I automate my usage of three VM machines which require me to add a IP aliased to a name in my HOSTS file. I upload code to the server of choice and then I go to the address http:/ / ...
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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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Can I have two different users in Windows XP to use the same local profile (user alias)

I need to have two different userIds that map to the same local profile. What I really need is to have to users that are the same one. Is this possible? Thanks!
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Changing the program name displaying on Konsole, using an alias

I have an alias for irssi:alias irssi="screen irssi. When I am running irssi in Konsole, the tab name shows up as "screen". Is there a way to make it display as "irssi"? My tab format on Konsole is: ...
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Alias a protocol to a url

I currently work in an organisation which is mostly Windows users but there are some including myself using Linux here. We have a shared storage drive which we use for sharing files between us and I ...
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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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OS X: is there an application that can check for broken aliases in Finder?

I use a lot of aliases in my file system. Many original documents are placed in global repositories and I access them by aliases grouped in "tag" folders. Therefore, when I need to delete such a ...
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mac finder - how to open alias in a new finder window

I am doing a video project in which I created a folder with a bunch of aliases to files on various spots on my hard drive, so that I could have references to those files all stored in one location but ...
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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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Disabling sudo halt

It's happened to me a few times now, that I want to shut down my own computer, grab the next best terminal (always have two dozen of them floating around), and type sudo halt, only to realize I've ...
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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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Ubuntu 10.04 Windows2003 adding a route for GPO assignment

I want the PC's that receive IP from my Ubuntu DHCP3-server to be able to retrieve the GPOs that are on my windows 2003 server. I'm using virtualbox and 3 virtual machines: 1 windows 2003 server ...
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Linux dynamic alias

I am very new to Linux. I just found the alias command which is very useful as I quite often have to dig through log files So I need to regularly open text files they are generally stored in the ...
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Linux: How to automatically detect display and set up default editor accordingly

I am relatively new to linux. I am connecting to a remote linux machine sometimes via telnet and sometimes via NX client for windows. When I connect via telent I would like the default editor to be ...
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How to create an alias in Apache 2 that points to a network share?

I am trying to create an Alias directive with Apache 2.2, to point to a shared folder on other computer. Apache is running on machine M1 at IP 192.168.0.103, the other machine M2, with the shared ...
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How do I set an alias for a search command that takes two arguments

I have a shell command which find files that contain 2 strings together: $ grep -rl JFL . 2>/de/null | while read n; do grep -l 20120907 "$n"; done The strings above are JFL and 20120907 Now I ...
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ifconfig ignores alias on IPv6

When I add an IPv4 address for the interface eth0:0 with ifconfig, it is created correctly: ifconfig eth0:0 add 192.168.10.10 This can be verified by ifconfig or "ip a". When I add an IPv6 address ...
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How can I set outlook web app to send from/send as an email alias?

I have an email account I access through the outlook web app and I have an email forwarder. I want to be able to send messages appearing as from the email forwarder. How can I set this up?
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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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Setting up an alias that waits for the next prompt to enter a command

I'm trying to set up an alias that connects to an ftp site.. so far (with the help of SO :] ) I've been able to create the alias that will connect. I've tried adding the next command preceded by a ...
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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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In Power SHell set alias cp to cp -v

I have cp for power shell. But I want to use cp in verbose mode without writing -v. So cp should be aliased to "cp -v" command. How to alias cp to "cp -v" in power shell?