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If you use the same command often, you might get tired of typing it. bash
lets you write shorter aliases for your commands.
Say you always use the -almost-all and -color=auto options
to ls. You quickly get tired of typing ls -almost-all -color=auto.
So you make an alias:
Now you can type myls instead of the full command. To see what myls
really is, run the command type myls. To see a list of aliases you've
defined, simply type alias on a line by itself.
- alias myls='ls -almost-all -color=auto'
John Goerzen / Ossama Othman