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Questions tagged [alias]

An alias is essentially nothing more than a keyboard shortcut, an abbreviation, a means of avoiding typing a long command sequence. This can save a great deal of typing at the command-line and avoid having to remember complex combinations of commands and options.

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alias to turn on/off openvpn

I do have a list of *.ovpn configuration inside the directory of /etc/openvpn/ovpn_tcp/ inside that directory i do have a bash script called go include the following code which will pickup random ...
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egrep in bash script not working

I have this set of commands : s3ls="aws s3 ls $ssyss3/ --recursive --human-readable --summarize" egrepCommand="egrep '$currentDate|Total'" totalSize=$(echo $s3ls|$egrepCommand| awk -F 'Total Size:' '{...
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error while using sed in tcsh alias

I am unable to "source/run" my tcsh alias, which is as below: alias inp1 "grep -i "final_model" /scr/cb2TempProd/tmp/$USER/\!:1/Simulation/Input/assemble.preprocessing | sed 's#.*<##; s/>$//'" ...
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Why can't tcsh do a single-line 'which -> vim' command?

I often have to do which command, and then open it in vim to actually see what's inside. I'd like to have an alias or function that does this, with tab completion. Here's what I've tried: superwhich()...
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Tab complete global alias names not at the beginning of a line

I have a bunch of aliases like this alias -g foo=cmd1 alias -g faz=cmd2 alias -g fam=cmd3 At the shell (I'm using zsh) I want to be able to type echo fa<TAB> and be prompted for faz or fam ...
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Short command or alias to copy last command to clipboard

Often I'd like the command I just typed to put into the clipboard, and I'd like to do it from the command line. I came up with: alias cl="fc -ln -1 | sed 's/^\s*//' | xsel -b" To alias cl to that ...
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Different output when alias

I have a command set as an alias like this: alias badalarm="cat ~/sagLogs/* | grep -I 'failed to generate expected' | awk '{print $4}' | sort | uniq | tee /dev/tty | wc -l" It gives me this output: ...
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find exec does not work with command aliases?

macOS Trying to do a find with a -exec of a command aliased in my .bash_profile , find shows find: [alias cmd]: No such file or directory e.g. find ./ -iname *.doc -exec sha256 {} \; where alias ...
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How to have tail -f show colored output

I'd like to be able to tail the output of a server log file that has messages like: INFO SEVERE etc, and if it's SEVERE, show the line in red; if it's INFO, in green. What kind of alias can I setup ...
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Writing bash function as one-line alias

How do I write this as an alias? p() { DIR=~/projects/$@ pushd "$DIR" } This is as far as I got, but it's piping stdin to pushd instead of xargs: alias p="xargs printf ~/projects/%s | pushd"...
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Why is `which <command>` not picking up aliases? [duplicate]

I'm on OSX and if I run python --version in a bash shell, I get this: $ python --version Python 3.7.3 But the which python command appears to be pointing to version 2.7. $ which python /usr/local/...
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Using zsh autocompletion for alias

I have created a few aliases for git in zsh, for example gch = git checkout, grb = git rebase --committer-date-is-author-date and some more complex useful zsh functions for git commands. But how can I ...
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how to remove leading space in command line argument [duplicate]

I am losing my mind here.. have tried every combination of functions that strip whitespace but I can't get rid of this particular whitespace I want to write a convenience alias so that typing runit ...
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How can I make an alias that has an executable's name

I tried to implement the following line in my .bashrc, alias ./my_exec='printf "foo"' However, the alias doesn't work, and the following line appears : bash: alias: `./my_exec': invalid alias name ...
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Accessing memory of parent process from child process

Say I login using bash and I define an alias. $ alias c=clear $ echo $0 bash Now I enter dash. $ dash $ echo $0 dash The alias defined in bash isn't available: $ alias $ How do I access it? ...
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Bash aliases not loaded on Debian, but on Mint they do when sudo -s

The very same ls aliases are defined on both machines: $ cat ~/.bash_aliases | grep -e "alias ls=" -e "alias l=" -e "alias lll=" alias ls='\ls --kibibytes --color=always --group-directories-first' ...
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find command throws errors when inside function

I can run the following command in bash without any errors: $ find /d/Code/Web/Development/Source/ \( -name '*.cs' -o -name '*.cshtml' \) -exec grep -IH UserProfileModel {} \; I wrote a function in ....
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How to reset a shell environment?

This issue has been bugging me for a while, and although I've thought I've found my answer through EnvWatcher, unfortunately it only works on Bash. And I use zsh. I would like to replicate the things ...
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change permissions to a file and everything inside , recursively

So I want to create an alias called changeAllPermisions that accepts one parameter argument in such a way that when changeAllPermissions argument is called , both Group and Other do not have access to ...
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What command is my alias running? [duplicate]

In this question it is recommended repeatedly that to figure out where an executable is located, one should run command -v file. I've tried running command -v ls on a few different systems now and I ...
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How to convert an alias for bash to an alias for csh? -> Or to tcl

alias s2st="ps -A | grep -E "a|b"" works for bash. Then I tried to convert it for csh: set-alias t2st 'ps -A \| grep -E "a\|b"' But csh does quoting so different, I couldn't coupe with... How ...
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How to make alias interpretive?

I have a list of servers I often connect to, named like server001, server002... server999. I don't want to store 1000 alias hardcoded with these server names. I also don't want to write a function and ...
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Is it possible to include file in config file of zsh? How?

I'd like to have a file eg. f with only zsh aliases (pureness reasons). Then I'd like to include f file in my .zshrc file, so that the aliases defined in f are visible in .zshrc. Is it possible? If ...
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How can I run multiple unix commands sequentially using a single shortcut command?

I usually go through files using the following commands: cd first pwd ls cd second ls This a more generic way of my work. Can I execute all the commands one by one by itself by calling "some secret ...
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How can I improve below alias?

I want to run less -F command on latest updated log file of one binary (which creates logs with names which start with xtest*) which is in logs directory. I was able to create below alias in csh, but ...
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-bash: alias: /Users/username/.bash_profile”: not found

I'm trying to add some aliases to my bash profile, but it's not working for some reason and I get these errors when I open a new terminal or execute bash profile with . ~/.bash_profile. These are ...
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creating shortcuts in Mac OSX at command line [closed]

I run a MacBook Pro with yosemite OSX. I'm trying to create shortcuts to go to certain directories, run script files, etc. This is my first attempt at creating shortcuts/aliases. I'm asking in this ...
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Only if in “/” : alias ls='ls -I test'?

I have the following in my ~/.bashrc to hide the listing of test from the output of ls: alias ls='ls -I test' But I want it to only hide test if my current working directory is the root (/) folder, ...
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How to execute an alias, encapsulated in another source file?

For instance ~/.cshrc: alias job_start 'cd $PROJ_DIR && source .env/bin/activate.csh && rehash && job_run' $PROJ_DIR/.env/bin/activate.csh: alias job_run '(cd $PROJ_DIR/...
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are there side-effects to remapping/aliasing less to vim?

I added the following to .bashrc to remap less to vim alias vsi='vim -R -c ":map Q :q!<enter>" -' # Vim Standard Input [readonly] alias less='vsi' the reason is that I don't want to maintain ...
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process substitution for opening a list of files with an application

I wish to use process substitution to direct a list of files (produced, for example, by ls or find) to a particular application for opening/viewing. While piping such a list to xargs is suitable for a ...
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how to add parameter to bash alias without space in between? [duplicate]

We can do with ease: myalias='command param1 param2' then myalias param3 runs command param1 param2 param3 I need an alias which will run the same, but without the last 'space': command param1 ...
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SSH with Command Doesn't Run as an Alias

I have the following command to remote into a local server and tail -f the latest log file for an application that I have. The command works perfectly fine from the command line - ssh user@hostname ...
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Quick directory navigation in the bash shell

I would like to frequently switch between directories that are in totally unrelated paths, for example /Project/Warnest/docs/ and ~/Dropbox/Projects/ds/test/. But I don't want to type cd /[full-path]/...
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Using Alias for allowing a user to delete in a specfic directory and not prompting for a password

Need to allow a single user to delete folders / files within one directory, I have tried a few ways with and without alias but both ways it either prompts for a password or allows the user to remove ...
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Unexpected behavior of Bash script: First executes function, afterwards executes alias

When I execute the following script #!/usr/bin/env bash main() { shopt -s expand_aliases alias Hi='echo "Hi from alias"' Hi # Should Execute the alias \Hi # Should Execute the ...
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Run command with sudo by default

I need a linux user (lets call him "bob") who is allowed to run a list of commands which require root privileges. So let him be required to run /sbin/firstcommand and /sbin/secondcommand (which are ...
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awk function with a number parameter for the column you want to print

I want to use my awk shortcut as a function, so that I can pass the column number which then prints me the output. My aliases are: alias A="| awk '{print \$1}' alias G="| grep -i' Instad of typing: ...
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Use aliases as custom commands in terminator

I am using a terminator layout to start multiple terminals, and would like to call an alias at each terminal start which is defined in my .bash_aliases (called by both .bashrc and .profile). ...
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How to get file path which was selected and make copy in dolphin KDE and paste on zsh?

➜ ~ cat .zshrc | grep xclip alias c="xclip -selection c" alias -g v='"$(xclip -selection c -o)"' ➜ ~ v zsh: 没有那个文件或目录: file:///home/roach/Downloads/pure.png ➜ ~ The Chinese words "没有那个文件或目录" ...
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Modifying the default bashrc alert command

I was scrolling through my bashrc (bored) and I got interested in the alert command that is concatenated in there by default. It's practical and everything, but it requires you to type ; alert at the ...
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bash aliases do not expand even with shopt expand_aliases

I want to run an alias inside a bash -c construct. The bash manual says: Aliases are not expanded when the shell is not interactive, unless the expand_aliases shell option is set using shopt In ...
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Aliased pipeline using head and cut

I'd like to create an alias to have a quick view of the table format files with comma separator: alias thead='head | cut -d, -f1- | column -s, -t' Later using it like this thead file.csv However, ...
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map ls -a to ls -A

I have tried to made an alias ls -a = ls -A, ending up with: bash: alias: `ls -a': invalid alias name I want ls -a without . and ... How can I get that?
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Alias to prompt for tab completion for a set of directories?

Is it possible to make a bash alias, which would be able to prompt me for tab-completion of a set of directories? let's say I have a number of source code controlled projects, main path of each ...
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Automatically detect when I typed “vi” but meant “cd”?

About 5 times a day, I type "vi" when I meant "cd", and end up opening a directory in vi. It's making me NUTS. It seems like there should be a way to detect when I type in "vi + directory" and ...
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Executing linux aliases from sqlplus

In sqlplus there is an option to execute standard shell commands, simply by prefixing them with '!'. Example: SQL>!ps -af returns expected processes. My question is, is there an option to execute ...
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Unalias the Unalias command [duplicate]

Lets say that I put alias unalias='echo bob' in my bash.rc file, how could I without an editor unalias unailias.
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Grep Ignoring Pipe?

I'm trying to pipe the output of a grep search into the input of another grep. Such as: grep search_query * | grep -v but_not_this But the second grep is not using the output of the previous search. ...
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Input manipulation for an alias [duplicate]

man -k '^printf' lists man pages specifically available for printf utility only, printf(1) and printf(3) in my PC. If you do not mention these signs around printf, the command doesn't work. I want to ...