I am running Ubuntu 10.04 and I use
upstart for daemon management. My enterprise application is run as a daemon and must be run as root because of various privileges. E.g.:
sudo start my-application-long-ID sudo stop my-application-long-ID etc
I would like to introduce an
alias to abbreviate these commands as something like:
alias startapp='sudo start my-application-long-ID'
and run it as
startapp and that works but I would prefer to not have sudo in the alias.
alias startapp='start my-application-long-ID'
does not when run using
sudo startapp, returning
sudo: startapp: command not found.
However, when I added the alias:
alias sudo='sudo '
sudo startapp now works but I am still curious why sudo ignores aliases.