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Old 09-16-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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LXer: Save time at the command line with shell aliases and functions


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Familiarity with command prompts and shell scripts is still necessary if you want to get the most from your GNU/Linux system, but the less time you spend doing that the better, right? Two powerful ways to minimize your time at the command line are shell aliases and functions. The examples that follow are for the bash shell, but all the concepts and most of the code are valid for other shells too. Shell aliases are alternative, easy-to-remember names for long commands that you need to execute frequently.

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