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

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How do I force an application to recognise two names for a disk drive?

I have an extensive image database (3.25GB metadata, 90K images) held in a legacy product (idImager V5). This in turn utilises SQL Server 2005 as the underlying DBMS. Over time, I have been adding ...
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How to save user made zsh shell functions and aliases

Shell beginner here! I'd like to create aliases and functions in zsh shell to speed up my workflow. For example: tw() { open -a //Applications/Textwrangler.app "$*"; } The function itself works, ...
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Bash: Spaces in alias name

I am trying to create an aliases in bash. What I want to do is map ls -la to ls -la | more In my .bashrc file this is what I attempted: alias 'ls -la'='ls -la | more' However it does not work ...
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How to append “*” to the start and end of command line parameter in CSH?

In CSH example, echo aaa can print out “aaa”; I need echo_test aaa print out “*aaa*”. While alias echo_test 'echo "*\\!**"' can only print out “*aaa”. Thanks!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Git log alias - fatal: ambiguous argument '%ad': unknown revision or path

I'm trying to use Git Immersion's log alias: [alias] hist = log --pretty=format:\"%h %ad | %s%d [%an]\" --graph --date=short but Git responds with fatal: ambiguous argument '%ad': unknown ...
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Localhost aliases in Mac OS X mysteriously stopped working

For whatever reason aliases for my Mac OS X localhost seem to have suddenly stopped working. Presumably follow some update caused this, although I”m not sure what. Here’s my hosts file: ## # Host ...
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Alias options in zsh

When using the zsh alias command, what does the -s flag do (for example, lines 83-87 of oh-my-zsh's common-alias plugin?
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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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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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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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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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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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Linux bash - Add alias from script without source(-ing) the script

Is it possible to write a script like #!/bin/bash alias foo="bar -options" and get the alias added to the running shell without source(-ing) the script source myscript will work, but just ...
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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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create alias for existing hostnames

the question has been asked numerous times but I cannot find a clear answer. I have a database on Azure: gtxxxxxxx.database.windows.net however, to make things more easy (I hate typing) I would ...
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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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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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SSMS view designer - how do I give a table an alias?

I'm struggling with getting SQL Server Management Studio to do what I want. Things that were totally simple and easy tasks in Enterprise Manager have inexplicably become hard or impossible. Case in ...
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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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How to use aliases for catalogs for file creation navigation

if I have some aliases like Catalog1 (/home/ed/1), Catalog2 (/home/ed/2) I have scripts in Catalog1, and Catalog2 is for output saving, f.e. : python /home/ed/1/one.py > /home/ed/2/log1.txt i ...
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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 to remove zsh alias?

I have an alias which is predefined by an oh-my-zsh plugin. -> % alias gcm gcm='git checkout master' I'd like to remove it, i.e. I'd like alias | pcregrep "\bgcm\b" return 1. I've tried with ...
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How to colorize the output using sed - no GNU tools available

I'm using a short alias in my .profile file to colorize the output of the sdiff command, just to make it easier to spot differences. The alias is like this: alias color_diff="sed 's/[|< |> ...
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Getting error “the account lasse@vkarlsen.no is disabled” when sending email to google groups from gmail

Apologies if this has already been answered but the very nature of the error message, mixing the message with my email makes it nearly impossible to find information about it through Google. I tried ...
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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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Echoing aliases to .bashrc

I want to echo an alias straight into my .bashrc file. Here is what I am using: echo alias cdear='cd | clear' >> .bashrc However, the new line in .bashrc does not contain the quote marks. I ...
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bypass 'noglob' for 'which' in zsh?

I want to use the 'which' command to see which executable is actually being invoked, but the defensive 'noglob' aliases keep getting in the way. Is there a shortcut that I can use to find which ...
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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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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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How do I set an alias name in the hosts file?

I have a production server, on which three different application are running. I need to configure aliases for that server, according to which application needs to be accessed by the user. How do I ...
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Alias not working

I have an alias that does an ssh into a machine and executes 1 line of code as following: alias posts-update= 'ssh user@host.com "cd /var/www/blog/posts && git pull"' This works perfectly ...
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Remove an alias on Windows 8?

I've set an alias for a command and now I want to remove it again. How would I go about that? I've already tried unalias, but that doesn't work.
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What happens when we alias an IP address to a system?

What happens when we alias an ip addr which is already allotted to some other on the same LAN. Is aliasing local to my system?
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Command aliases in Command Prompt?

How can I make command aliases in Windows' Command Prompt like I would with bash? I found out about doskey in a forum thread, so I can do something like: doskey ls=dir /b ...and now the command ls ...
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Where to put alias commands for use in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I know you can add alias commands in Linux to the .bashrc file, but Window 7 definitely does not use bash. Where and how can I add alias commands for use in the command prompt cmd.exe?
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Linux: aliases when using `screen`

I'm using screen, and I have several aliases in my ~/.bash_profile, for example python=python-2.6. But for some reasons these aliases don't work when I work in screen. How can I make them work?
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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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How can I set up an alias or shortcut to do the *nix find command?

When at the command line, I find that I have to type out this command very often: find . -iname "*php" -exec grep -H query {} \; I'd love to set up an alias, script, or shortcut to make it work ...
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How do I close an OS X application from the command line using a alias defined in my .bash_profile?

I found the following shell script that can be used to tell an OS X application to quit: #!/bin/sh echo | osascript <<EOF tell application "$*" quit end tell EOF I have several simple ...
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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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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 ...