Setting command aliases


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Setting command aliases

In this movie, we'll see how we can use command aliases to help us to work more efficiently in Unix. Now, I want to make sure that you understand that the aliases that we're talking about here are not the same thing as the Finder aliases, right? Remember that we can click on a file or folder, we can go to the File menu, we can pull down and select Make Alias. That's a Finder alias for files and folders. That's different than what we're doing here. What we're doing here is command aliases. Making the same kinds of shortcuts, but shortcuts that will execute different commands in bash. The first command that we should learn is just simply alias by itself.

This will return a list of all the currently defined aliases. So right now I have none. You probably don't either. So to create our first one we just use the alias command again and then the shortcut that we want to use, essentially the alias name. So the first alias I'm going to create, I'm going to use ll. I...

Setting command aliases
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Setting command aliases provides you with in-depth training on IT. Taught by Kevin Skoglund as part of the Unix for Mac OS X Users

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