OED tools: Linux command alias

After a few posts about Windows software now it’s time for Linux.

The problem

Working with the Linux bash sometimes requires to type long commands multiple times. Isn’t that a motivation strong enough to look for a better way?

The automation

Linux alias is quite self-explanatory, it allows to create command aliases like with the familiar Cisco CLI.

A good place to store aliases is .bashrc.

Add some alias:

echo "alias tat='tmux a -t'" >> ~/.bashrc echo "alias tls='tmux ls'" >> ~/.bashrc

Then update the alias:

source ~/.bashrc

Alias are a easy&quick way to save some clicks on the keyboard but are hard to scale and maintain/update. A better approach would be the use of a text expander but I keep that for another post.

 
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