bash how to set up aliases
# Process: 1. Open the .bashrc file with your favorite shell text editor. E.g. type "vi ~/.bashrc" # Note, in general, the .bashrc file should be in your home # directory. Type "cd ~" and then "ls -a" to confirm that it's there 2. Define an alias on a new line using this basic syntax: alias abbreviated_command='original -long -command' E.g.: alias ls='ls --color -lhAFG' 3. Save and exit the .bashrc file (e.g. type ":q" and Enter in vi/vim) 4. Source the .bashrc file to apply/activate the alias. E.g. type "source ~/.bashrc" # Note, I like having the following aliases to speed up this process: alias bashrc='vi ~/.bashrc' alias sourcebash='source ~/.bashrc'