I want to wrap 3 lines of execution into an alias, but I also need to pass a parameter when I call it in terminal.

Do I need to create a function for this?

I'm new to this, but I know there are functions in bash also.

alias blah=some_call_here; some_other_call $1; some_thing_here

The $1 in the above is the value I want to pass in when I call the alias. So to call it I want it to look like:

blah "some text"

Not that it has to be text that I pass in.

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Aliases don't do parameters, so yes.

blah() { some_call_here ; some_other_call "$1" ; some_thing_here ; }

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