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Create aliases - words that are replaced by a command string. Aliases expire with the current shell session unless defined in the shell's configuration file, e.g. ~/.bashrc. More information:

  • List all aliases:


  • Create a generic alias:

alias {{word}}="{{command}}"

  • View the command associated to a given alias:

alias {{word}}

  • Remove an aliased command:

unalias {{word}}

  • Turn rm into an interactive command:

alias {{rm}}="{{rm --interactive}}"

  • Create la as a shortcut for ls --all:

alias {{la}}="{{ls --all}}"