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Old 11-16-2007, 09:25 AM   #1
coldbeerz
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trouble creating alias


I am trying to create a permanent alias. I can create the alias from the prompt. example
This command works but is not permanent

{root@aardvark aardvark}#alias cls='clear'

This command does not work

If I edit .bashrc
{root@aardvark aardvark}#vi .bashrc

#bashrc

#User specific aliases and functions
alias cls='clear'
# Source global destinations
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
./etc/bashrc

fi
~
~
~
~
~
~
~


Thanks for your help!
 
Old 11-16-2007, 11:53 AM   #2
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If you are trying to set this up for a user account then, (you don't need to be root)

In a terminal ls ~/.bashrc if you get file not found returned you don't have a local ~/.bashrc file.
Create one like so touch ~/.bashrc
Edit the file with your favorite editor, vi ~/.bashrc

Then create your alias save and exit, and you should be set.
 
Old 11-16-2007, 12:07 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mrrangerman View Post
If you are trying to set this up for a user account then, (you don't need to be root)

In a terminal ls ~/.bashrc if you get file not found returned you don't have a local ~/.bashrc file.
Create one like so touch ~/.bashrc
Edit the file with your favorite editor, vi ~/.bashrc

Then create your alias save and exit, and you should be set.
i had the same problem..i did just like you wrote but it still doesn't work. any more tips?
 
Old 11-19-2007, 10:29 AM   #4
coldbeerz
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Thanks mrangerman but

I have the ./bashrc file. I edit it and type in the line.
alias cls='clear'
It still does not work. Do I have the syntax correct?


[root@aardvark aardvark]# vi ~/.bashrc
# .bashrc

# User specific aliases and functions
alias cls='clear'
# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
. /etc/bashrc
fi
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
"~/.bashrc" 8L, 141C 7,2-9 All
 
Old 11-19-2007, 10:37 AM   #5
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Thank you I got it!

I had not exited the session. When I closed the session and restarted it the bashrc was running the cls command I edited.
You can also use a command . .bashrc and that will reload the bashrc.

Lucian - Are trying this for a class you are taking?
 
  


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