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Old 10-12-2005, 10:59 AM   #1
Metablade
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Use for the alias command


Hello,

My question is, what would be a practical use for the "alias" command?

What is the syntax for this command?

Thank you,

 
Old 10-12-2005, 11:13 AM   #2
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Re: Use for the alias command

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Originally posted by Metablade

What is the syntax for this command?

Thank you,
Code:
# define some handy aliases
    alias ls='ls --color=auto' # add color to ls
    #alias dir='ls --color=auto --format=vertical'
    #alias vdir='ls --color=auto --format=long'
    alias ll='ls -lh' # long listing format
    alias la='ls -Ah' # list hidden files
    alias l='ls -F'   # append indicator (one of */=@|) to entries
    alias rm='rm -i'  # prompt before removing files
    alias mv='mv -i'  # prompt before overwriting files with the mv command
    alias cp='cp -i'  # prompt before overwriting files with the cp command
    alias ..='cd ..'  # to move to the parent directory just use ..
    alias fetchmail='fetchmail -vk'
    alias lynx='lynx -cfg ~/.lynx.cfg'
    alias aterm='aterm +sb -sl 50% -bg black -fg white -fn 9x15'
    alias p='$PWD'
 
Old 10-12-2005, 12:12 PM   #3
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Sweet!

m(__)m

Thank you!

 
Old 10-12-2005, 12:20 PM   #4
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Hmmm..
When I try to run things like 'alias la' or 'alias ls" I get nothing...

What am I doing wrong?

I assume the command 'alias' (argument) is telling linux to do something for the moment such as:
--color=auto' # add color to ls ,<-------Does this add color when I do an ls?

-Thank you


 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:44 PM   #5
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man alias will be of some help. I'd be more explainatory but that first post looks an awful lot like homework or something...
 
  


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