I'm telnetting into an IRIX 64 server and I'm trying to create shortcuts to emacs, gvim, and other executables that are stored in a certain directory. I tried using the alias command on the command line in the following manner:

alias gvim="/usr/.../gvim"
alias emacs="/usr/.../emacs"

but whenever I try this and run emacs/gvim, it still doesn't work. And when I run alias -p, nothing shows up. What am I doing wrong?


From what I found, IRIX uses csh as its default shell. Thus its syntax is different: rather than alias foo=bar you use alias foo bar.


alias gvim /usr/.../gvim
alias emacs /usr/.../emacs
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  • Oh, ya that works. How do I make it so that my shortcuts will exist every time I start my terminal? Is there some sort of .cshrc or .tcshrc for it? – de1337ed May 24 '12 at 18:51
  • You can use .cshrc. – Renan May 24 '12 at 18:55

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