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Old 01-09-2005, 08:19 PM   #1
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why does reboot remove aliases?

alias command shows built-in aliases for user and root, also aliases
which i have set and used ok. why do they (the ones i have set) not
survive a reboot. is there something like a permanent alias command?
Old 01-09-2005, 08:42 PM   #2
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Yes, try putting the alias to your .bashrc file.

it is located in your home directory. If it is not, create one.

but mind that in the .bashrc file aliases must be within single quotes:

alias cl='clear'

This way they will not be gone when you reboot.
Old 01-09-2005, 08:46 PM   #3
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apply your aliasses this way:

$touch ~/.profile ( create a file named " .profile " in your home-dir )

then edit that file ( put in all aliasses you need )

next console you open ( or after a reboot ) they will work.



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