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Old 08-05-2009, 06:22 AM   #1
thomas2004ch
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How to set alias?


I have a file .bash_profile just in the home directory. I have set some alias in this file such as follow:
Code:
...
alias LOG="cd /var/log/jboss/test"
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But as I type LOG, I got error:

Code:
-bash: LOG: command not found

Someone can help?
 
Old 08-05-2009, 06:26 AM   #2
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Have you logged out and then re logged in for .bash_profile script to run and set the alias? I usually set the alias in .bashrc file and use single quotes and NOT double quotes.

So it should be
Code:
alias LOG='cd /var/log/your/path'
 
Old 08-05-2009, 06:32 AM   #3
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Strange that it doesn't work. What is the output when you run
Code:
alias LOG
What about
Code:
which LOG
There may possibly a mistake in your .bash_profile. Could you post the contents of that file?
Thanks
 
Old 08-05-2009, 06:33 AM   #4
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if you have root access to a machine, I usually put this in /etc/bashrc. This way the aliases are set for all users, like when I su to root I still have the same alias commands.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 07:58 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by ranban282 View Post
Strange that it doesn't work. What is the output when you run
Code:
alias LOG
What about
Code:
which LOG
There may possibly a mistake in your .bash_profile. Could you post the contents of that file?
Thanks
Here is the result:

Code:
-bash-3.00$ alias LOG
-bash: alias: LOG: not found
-bash-3.00$ which LOG
/usr/bin/which: no LOG in (/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin)
-bash-3.00$
 
Old 08-05-2009, 08:02 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by linuxlover.chaitanya View Post
Have you logged out and then re logged in for .bash_profile script to run and set the alias? I usually set the alias in .bashrc file and use single quotes and NOT double quotes.

So it should be
Code:
alias LOG='cd /var/log/your/path'
You are right!
 
  


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