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I know I'm being extremely lazy by asking this but is there a way to change the default options on a command? For example, I almost always use the command "ls -l". Is there a way that I could just type "ls" and it would default to the "-l" option without me having to type it?
As I've said, I know I'm being lazy but it would be cool to have
Excellent and I couldn't have said it better, even if I had quoted the man.
To use the 'alias' all the time, and not have to set it after each reboot and such, you would place it in the ~/.bashrc (I believe) and then it would run each time. Someone correct me if that's not the correct file.
I just added the code and for some reason when I use "ls" now, the entries are no longer color coded (directories used to be blue, archived files were red, etc). Any ideas? I'm SSHing to this server by the way if that helps at all.