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

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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 set alias permanently using command?

Dear Folks I don't have access to home directory. So I can't access .bashrc or .profile file. So the only option (I guess) is using the command for setting alias. Is there any way to add alias ...
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How to undo alias, PATH=$PATH:./Test - (Unix)

1.) In a terminal when we make an alias for any command line,the life of that alias is as long as the terminal is open. alias new_command=old_command example: alias dog=cat But can we explicitly ...
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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" ...
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What is the return value of a complex alias in bash?

When I execute a command that has been alias to a series of commands, what value gets returned back to the shell? Also, assuming I have an alias defined like this: alias doit 'cd ~/some/dir; ...
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How does \cp work?

I know that if you have some alias with the name cp, you can bypass it using \cp. Is this unix syntax? Are there any other uses of this syntax?
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OS X: alias vs. symlink

What is the difference between an "alias" and a symlink on OS X?
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Can I use the first page of a PDF document as its alias icon in OS X?

Is there a painless method for using the first page of a PDF as its alias icon in OS X? The operating system does this for PDF documents on the desktop, and I'd like to replicate the behavior for ...
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Setting a path alias for mysql on Ubuntu, with the XAMPP package

I've installed XAMPP, and now want to set an alias so that I can open the commandline mysql client with just a single command. Right now I have to type /opt/lampp/bin/mysql -u root -p every time. So ...
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Ubuntu - Create a link to a specified directory so I can easily change to that directory

Is it possible to create a symlink to a directory, like /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps/MyWar that I can access from everywhere? I want to be able to say cd myapp from anywhere in the directory tree and go ...
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In Powershell on Windows7, how do I automatically set aliases (or run scripts) when powershell loads?

I have created a powershell cmdlet and assigned it to an Alias. How do I do this automatically every time powershell launches? (i.e. so I don't have to re-assign the alias every time)
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Unix: Overloading Aliases

What happens if I have this in my bashrc: alias ls="ls -l" alias ls="ls -a" when I type ls they will both match. Is the last one kept or both?
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Linux Bash alias: Why does it says -xvzf not found

I have used mkalias suggested here http://superuser.com/questions/114546/how-to-store-a-unix-alias by typing mkalias untar "tar -xvzf" but it says -xvzf not found Why ?
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Why does an alias work in the Terminal, but not when called from a script?

I've added the following to my ~/.bash_profile # opens "flashlog.txt" in Console alias trace='open -a /Applications/Utilities/Console.app/ ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash\ ...
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In Ubuntu, routes are not added as defined in rc.local file…why?

I need to setup my ubuntu pc single nic card ip as 192.168.1.6 for internet and 10.172.170.95 and 135.10.86.100 for my lan and for another network through my 4port DSL modem.So i defined like this. ...
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On Solaris, can I alias one command to multiple possible locations?

Let's say I have a script called bob. It might be in two locations: /usr/local/bin/bob or /usr/local/bin/scripts/bob. Is there a way I can alias bob to both locations and it will stop whenever it ...
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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 ...