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Old 10-13-2005, 09:30 PM   #1
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symbolic link/ commad name change.

this is wat i wanna be able to do,

i wanna be able to type "kait" into a commandline/ console and have "kate" open

i guess almost change the command, but not totally change it

i dont know if u ll under stand wat im trying to do, if not tell me and i will elborate a lil bit more.

Old 10-13-2005, 11:26 PM   #2
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The command you are looking after is "alias". The syntax is:

alias aliasname=value

So basically, alias kait="kate", should do what you want it to do. To display your current aliases, type only alias with no arguments. To remove an alias, use unalias aliasname.

Whatever you use as alias, will be gone when you logout. To make the changes permanently, you've to add your alias line to your .bashrc or .profile at your home directory.



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