Command Line Alias
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If you're like me, then you run a hundred terminal commands each day and most of the time you have to pull up a saved note, google search, word doc, etc to recall what commands do what. To simplify things, I generally like to use aliases.
alias name_of_command='command to be performed'
Here's one that I setup to open static files using Google Chrome
alias chrome=\'open -a "Google Chrome"
Here is one that I use for managing several servers
alias name_of_server="ssh -v -l USERNAME IP ADDRESS"
Here is one that helps list directories in a two character command
alias la='ls -a'
This one is great for your fat fingers! You will be prompted to continue before deleting files. You are essentially in interactive mode with
-i flag. (I personally do not use this one, but it could be a nice one for you)
alias rm='rm -i'
TIP: If you would like to store your aliases permanently, I suggest you store them in your
If you'd like to see your list of current aliases, simply run:
I hope you explore more aliases and I hope this helps you as much as it helps me.
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