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

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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?
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How can I create an alias for apt-get?

I remember that on one Debian system, I used apt install package to install a package. It asked for a password afterwards and was more convenient than sudo apt-get install. Now I am not sure how I ...
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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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How can aliases of a folder be found using cmd?

Is it possible to find the aliases that correspond to a certain folder (and perhaps its sub-directories, too) using Windows cmd? I've tried searching, but it gives me results related to creating ...
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How to get alias working on server that is connected via ssh?

I connect to another server using command: ssh -Y server1 On server1 I add an alias in .bashrc file: alias gousr='cd /opt/user/myuser' When I try to run gousr command at server1 xterm, it says ...
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Can I “export” an alias to the SHELL that invoked a script?

I'm trying to write a utility script that defines certain aliases. My SHELL is tcsh (can't change that). I tried the following #!/bin/tcsh alias log 'less ~/logs/log.date '+%Y%m%d''' Then I run ...
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Dovecot/Postfix-mysql e-mail Aliases are not correctly forwarded

I recently set up Dovecot/postfix-mysql on my Debian Squeeze Server and I have a bit of a problem. When ever I send a email to an alias (foobar@mydomain.com forwarded to foobar@gmail.com for example) ...
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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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why alias names defined in .bashrc file are not working?

I have give alias names in .bashrc file like below. But the alias names are not working. why? alias c='clear' alias l='ls -lt' alias h='history' alias d='ls -lt |grep "^d"' export ...
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git alias for merging current branch with master

I'm trying to create a git alias that merges the currently checked out branch into the master branch. Specifically I'd want to quickly get my master branch get up to speed with what I'm working on. ...
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Is there a aliases file for sSMTP?

I installed sSMTP for sending emails from command line. I want to create some alias for cron jobs: $ sudo vim /etc/aliases # append this line at the end myname: root $ newaliases ...
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Sharing remote folder in subdir

I want to use a remote shared folder use in a subdirectory. For example the share \somePC\folder => x:\folder\somePCsRemoteFolder is there an easy way to do this ? endo
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create alias to ssh to a server and then connect to mysql

I currently have an alias to connect to a remote server: alias server='ssh user@ec2-00-00-00-000.compute-1.amazonaws.com' I would like to have an alias to connect to this server, and then ...
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How to alias an IP address to make DLNA resource accessible from different IP network

what I have I have a home wifi network 192.168.1.0/24 having DLNA resource 192.168.1.100. I have a TV with ethernet and a netbook with both wifi and ethernet interfaces. I want to make my notebook ...
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How to make an alias for a folder on a mounted drive?

I use parallels to run a windows machine and would love to make an alias in my .profile to make a shortcut to my project folder, but the following alias below dosn't seem to work. alias ...
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Creating IP aliases upon server reboot

I have a server running RHEL 6, and have created multiple IP aliases on it. However, when I restart the server, the IP aliases are gone. I tried to edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file to include ...
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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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How to set an alias which will automatically ssh to another server

I often use this command to connect to another server with x forwarding: [myuser@server1]$: ssh -Y 10.32.45.123 (10.32.45.123 is server2) myuser@10.32.45.123's password: [$myuser@server2]:$ I ...
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Alias for recursive case insensitive search in current directory

How do I set an alias, such as "mysearch", which will search for a string recursively in the directory I'm standing in. It should be as below: mysearch "this table..." = find -type f -exec grep ...
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In MacOS X is there a way to create a shortcut to a folder on a readonly drive?

I have a partitioned drive with a different OS on my Mac. I can access this drive in readonly mode, but not write mode. There is a folder on this partition drive that I often open, and therefore I ...
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ssh: add “-X” to default options

How do I add "-X" into my ssh default option? i.e., when I type ssh A.B.C.D, it should really do ssh -X A.B.C.D I can alias it, but is there a more "elegant" solution to do that in .ssh/config file? ...
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iptables trouble: nat with ip alias (virtual interface) not working

I'm setting up an Ubuntu 11.10 server to act as firewall for a network running several different SSL websites. The idea is fairly common: have all public IP's for each site aliased to the public ...
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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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Accessing your bash profile and history anywhere - via the internet

I'm curious if anyone has tried to tackle the task of having non-sensitive parts of their bash (or other shell) profile made available anywhere they go. I worked for a company for a time that did ...
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How to pass arguments to an alias?

I'd like to set up an alias push, which would translate into git push origin ARG1:ARG1. For instance, from the command line, i'd like to push A B and get that translated to git push origin A:B How ...
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Some CSS not working correctly when using an alias to enter website

I have built an intranet for my company, but when I access the site using an alias (DrewNett) so of the styling in IE is incorrect. It's only in IE, and the source is exactly the same and when I go do ...
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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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How can I check whether Vim has the -p (tabs) option or not?

I would like to figure out in my .bashrc (or one of the files it sources) whether Vim has the -p option available and if so create an alias. Now, that same .bashrc is used on numerous systems ...
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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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What is a simple standard command line way of getting 'ls' to produce file permission in octal?

Any know a standard way, other than 'stat' to produce octal output for file permission from 'ls'? Standard way of using stat (on OSX) is: stat -f '%A %a %N' * where * can be any file pattern that ...
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Aren't egrep, fgrep supposed to be aliases to grep?

Since egrep is essentially grep -E I would expect it to be an alias that calls grep with that option. However on my system file `which egrep` shows it is an executable. Also egrep as an alias only ...
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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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Define custom aliases for outlook contacts

I have a close coworker whom I email almost daily. Let's call her "Leigh Wilson". The global address book at my company has several other people with the first name "Leigh" and/or the last name ...
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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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Is there a way to tell the shell (zsh preferably) about a command?

I defined an alias: alias school="cd ~/School/3BaFys/" to quickly go to the folder 3BaFys which contains all of the directories I need this year. Is there a way to tell zsh that when I do: ...
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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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On mac, how to copy a networked folder from a Windows machine?

I can see the (XP) shared folder on my Mac (10.6.8). If I try and drag/drop the folder in finder, I get an alias to it. How do I copy the folder itself?
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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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Aliases in subshell / child process

I set up aliases in /etc/profile.d/alias.sh for each login shell. But if I run script.sh, I can't use that alias. How can I set alias even for subshells or child processes ? /etc/profile.d/alias.sh ...