I'm using lubuntu(ubuntu) and have a problem with the alias function when I want to open xampp.

When I type

sudo /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run 

it works fine.

When I create an alias with:

alias xampp='/opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run'

and then type "xampp" I get an error:

application-specific initialization failed: file open failed

I'm new to linux and have no idea why this error appears.

How can I resolve it?


You have to add sudo to your alias command like below.

alias xampp='sudo /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run'

Now when you type xampp if sudo session is not active you will be prompted for password.


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