Is it possible to create alias for ConEmu? Also in linux, bash terminal have .bashrc file, what is similar to ConEmu?


  • I believe that aliases must be supported by your shell rather than terminal. E.g. mentioned .bashrc belong to bash (shell) but not terminal. And you may use bash with ConEmu too.
    – Maximus
    Feb 23 '13 at 14:19
  • Yes your are right. Sorry for this. Actually I am on window. Can you please help me out how to create this on window cmd (which I now think will be used by conemu). Feb 23 '13 at 14:36
  • If powershell is an option, you can define aliases in your profile file
    – kb_sou
    Feb 23 '13 at 17:04

New answer

In latest ConEmu builds there is an Environment settings page. You may set there environment variables and aliases for cmd.exe. One line set one alias. Example:

alias cdd=cd /d $1

Old answer

You may use doskey for creating aliases. Next example supposed your installation folder is C:\Program Files\ConEmu) and your shell is cmd.exe.

Create following batch file C:\Program Files\ConEmu\ConEmu\aliases.cmd:

@echo off
doskey /EXENAME=cmd.exe cdd=cd /d $1

Start your shell in ConEmu as followed (for example, Settings -> Startup -> Command line):

cmd /k "%ConEmuBaseDir%\aliases.cmd"

Now you may type in prompt something like this

cdd D:\AnyFolder
  • I would suggest to use cmd /k "%userprofile%\.conemu\cmdinit.cmd", to stick with lastest version of conemu and keep your files on your side. See doc and default file
    – albfan
    Sep 3 '15 at 8:49
  • I believe using Environment page is much more handy nowadays.
    – Maximus
    Sep 3 '15 at 9:58
  • works like a charm!
    – Jack
    Oct 23 '20 at 21:12

You could use TCC/LE with ConEmu. It's a free cmd.exe replacement and, unlike Powershell, is backward compatible. You can use the ALIAS command to create and manage aliases and TCSTART to do a similar thing .bashrc does.


For reference purpose...

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Source: Settings Environment

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