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Old 12-17-2009, 03:26 AM   #1
Yan_Suryana
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How to define custom alias in Ubuntu ?


Hello,
I am new here and my question is : How to define custom alias in Ubuntu automatically , so I can use it next time I do to login ?
Because every time I login, I need to define it using Terminal Mode.
I tried to put the command i. e "alias l='ls -l' in my .profile, but it didn't work, if I type alias it didn't come out what I put it .
Thanks.
 
Old 12-17-2009, 03:34 AM   #2
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The filename that the line alias l='ls -l' goes in is .bash_profile rather than .profile in your home directory. If it still isn't working, make sure your terminal application is actually getting a true login shell.

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Old 12-17-2009, 03:38 AM   #3
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Put the alias in ~/.bashrc

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Old 12-17-2009, 04:20 AM   #4
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Thanks . .

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Put the alias in ~/.bashrc

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Thanks a Lot ~sHyLoCk~
 
Old 12-17-2009, 04:22 AM   #5
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Thanks anyway . .

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The filename that the line alias l='ls -l' goes in is .bash_profile rather than .profile in your home directory. If it still isn't working, make sure your terminal application is actually getting a true login shell.
I couldn't find .bash_profile ..
But now I can define it in .bashrc

Thanks anyway ..
 
Old 12-17-2009, 05:10 AM   #6
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Aliases

Don't put your custom aliases in .profile. Instead see the .bashrc in your home directory for adding aliases.
 
Old 12-17-2009, 08:32 PM   #7
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Don't put your custom aliases in .profile. Instead see the .bashrc in your home directory for adding aliases.
I used to put aliases in .profile when I was working on SCO Unix about 15 years ago.

I am done with my aliases and put it in .bashrc

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