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I want to add another alias to my "aliases" file for the directory I'm currently in (Present Working Directory)

I've tried

printf "alias aaa=cd " + pwd >> myfile

It's close, but I end up getting:

alias aaa=durrantm@Castle2012-Ubuntu-laptop01:~/Dropnot/webs/rails_v3/linker

instead of:

alias aaa=cd ~/Dropnot/webs/rails_v3/linker/

In other words, my machine-user name are there and I don't want them, I want the pwd at time of execution

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Try this instead:

echo "alias aaa='cd \"$PWD\"'" >> ~/.bash_aliases
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