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

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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 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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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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Create alias (desktop shortcut) of an application installed by Macports

I just installed Dia using macports. Now, I need to place the shortcut in the Apps folder and also make the executable available in the Spotlight search. How can I do that?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Setting alias in Windows PowerShell

In PowerShell, I type: PS C:> sal cdp "cd 'C:\Users\ec\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects'" I get no error from this, and PS C:> gal cdp shows definition as: cd 'C:\Users\ec\Documents\Visual ...
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Syncing aliases via Dropbox and having them work on both Macs

I'm currently syncing my Desktop folder between two Macs using Dropbox. The Desktop folder in my Mac's user folder is an alias to the folder in my Dropbox. This works fine. On one Mac, I created an ...
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How can I make alias for desktop folder on XP?

I don't want other users save file to system drive, how can I make a direct link of desktop folder to another folder?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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csh cd alias: how to eliminate error when no parameter is supplied

I am familiar with bash, but my works require csh. in my .cshrc, I created this alias: alias cd 'cd \!:1; ls -l' It works very well except for one case: when I cd without any parameter: cd In ...
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What's the best way of telling Kaffeine to play in random order the 15 newest files in a directory in linux?

I want to be able to use kaffeine or another media player to randomly play an arbitrary number of the newest files in a particular directory. Preferably with as little typing as possible, and I am ...
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How to make an alias in root permament?

I did with an especific user, but i can't do that when the user is root (I know user root is not recomendable to use, but in my current job security policies are null in some systems and we want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hostname Aliases in XP Pro

In XP Pro how can I create a local alias for hostnames of some other computers on the domain? When I created an entry in any of hosts, lmhosts, or lmhosts.sam, I can ping a computer with the alias, ...
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Mac alias/symbolic link question

If I create a symbolic link or alias pointing to $HOME/Desktop and place it in a .dmg disk image, then distribute the dmg, will the link still point to the Desktop for the end user?
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MS Exchange — How to send authenticated email as same email for public folder

Is it possible to create an authenticated MSExchange user that can send email on behalf of any other user in the system (public folder emails as well) without configuring it on a user-alias basis? If ...
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change IP when a CNAME is used

I want to set 96.7.41.139 as IP address of download.microsoft.com I checked this post: http://serverfault.com/questions/452268/hosts-file-ignored-how-to-troubleshoot and set hosts as below. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Running Windows XP Command Line from CMD.exe does not load autorun processor batch file

I have a batch file set to load up when the Windows XP command line (cmd.exe) starts (using the registry key Command Processor as detailed). Unexpectedly, the batch file only runs under certain ...
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On Mac, why doesn't alias la 'ls -la' work?

When I run alias la 'ls -la' I get the error: ls: alias: no such file or directory How do I alias la to ls -la?
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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 ...