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alias somafm='read -p "Which station? "; mplayer --reallyquiet -vo none -ao sdl http://somafm.com/startstream=${REPLY}.pls'
2009-05-05 12:13:46
User: denzuko
Functions: alias

This is the alias command that I discussed in my prior release which you can add to your ~/.bashrc.

This command asks for the station name and then connects to somafm, Great for those who have linux home entertainment boxes and ssh enabled on them, just for the CLI fiends out there ( I know I'm one of them ;)

You can find future releases of this and many more scripts at the teachings of master denzuko - denzuko.co.cc.

alias dfr='df;free'
2009-04-28 11:30:31
User: ximo88
Functions: alias

A short way to give us relevant report in a moment done about quantities on disk usage, memory and swap in our Linux Systems.

alias h='history'
2009-04-28 11:20:03
User: ximo88
Functions: alias

typing history it's a long way but typing only h it's my way it works in whatever distro or OSes or shells that you use, you know, only for easyness :)

alias lg='ls --color=always | grep --color=always -i'
2009-04-11 23:15:12
User: kFiddle
Functions: alias grep
Tags: ls alias color grep

This is a simple command, but extremely useful. It's a quick way to search the file names in the current directory for a substring. Normally people use "ls *term*" but that requires the stars and is not case insensitive. Color (for both ls and grep) is an added bonus.

alias backup_dir='mkdir -p .backup && cp * .backup'
2009-04-06 14:43:21
User: k00pa
Functions: alias cp

Add this to .bashrc, then you can quickly create backups from files on current directory, but it only backups files on current directory.

useful when changing config files, coding something or just trying something stupid.

alias rot13="tr '[A-Za-z]' '[N-ZA-Mn-za-m]'"
2009-03-30 19:08:49
User: penpen
Functions: alias
Tags: Linux unix

rot13 maps a..mn..z (A..MN..Z) to n..za..m (n..za..m) and so does this alias.

alias l='ls -CFlash'
2009-03-30 17:11:31
Functions: alias

create a short alias for 'ls' with multi-column (-C), file type syntax additions (slashes after directories, @ for symlinks, etc... (-F), long format (-l), including hidden directories (all ./, ../, .svn, etc) (-a), show file-system blocks actually in use (-s), human readable file sizes (-h)

alias up="cd .."; alias upp="cd ../.."; alias uppp="cd ../../.."; alias upppp="cd ../../../.."; alias uppppp="cd ../../../../.."
alias tree="tree -CAFa -I 'CVS|*.*.package|.svn|.git' --dirsfirst"
2009-03-27 05:13:39
User: isaacs
Functions: alias
Tags: tree

I got really tired of having tree always show me tons of .svn and .git stuff that I don't care about. With this alias, "tree" uses pretty colors, snazzy line graphics, and ignores any source control and package mumbojumbo. (Customize the *.*.package glob, of course.)

alias showip="ifconfig eth0 | grep 'inet addr:' | sed 's/.*addr\:\(.*\) Bcast\:.*/\1/'"
2009-03-25 07:50:12
User: dizzgo
Functions: alias
Tags: ifconfig alias IP

parses the output of ifconfig to show only the configured ip address (in this case from interface eth0).

the regexp is quick'n'dirty im sure it can be done in a better way.

--> this alias does not show your "internet ip" when you're in a nat-environment

alias tproxy='ssh -ND 8118 user@server&; export LD_PRELOAD="/usr/lib/libtsocks.so"'
alias myip='curl -s www.wieistmeineip.de | egrep -o "[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}"'
alias mux='clear && cd ~/Music/ && ls && echo -n "File> " && read msi && mplayer ~/Music/$msi'
2009-03-23 10:45:27
User: Noxn
Functions: alias cd echo ls read

An alias i made for myself to play music in a faster way.

Works great when you have Guake / Tilda installed (Console that drops down like in the game QUAKE)


I put this in my bash_alias file (I'm on ubuntu, the bash_alias file does autostart with the right config) but it works putting it in bashrc too. Or anything that autostarts when the console is opened.


Needs Mplayer and music files to work. With out music theres nothing to play!

Oh, and also, without modification, this alias will try to play stuff from your ~/Music folder! (case sensitive). Make sure that folder exists and has music OR edit this alias to fit your needs.

alias opened='p4 opened | awk -F# "{print \$1}"'
2009-03-20 11:06:41
User: Alexander
Functions: alias awk
Tags: p4 SCM Perforce

Just type 'opened' and get all files currently opened for edit.

alias pst='pstree -Alpha'
2009-03-20 10:53:37
User: Alexander
Functions: alias
Tags: Linux

By 'pst' you can print out process tree with all details about all processes (including a command line, PID, and the current process you are running in).

By 'pst username' you can get an information about processes belonging to the particular user 'username'.

alias ..='cd ..'
2009-03-20 09:57:28
User: eimantas
Functions: alias
Tags: bash unix shell cd

Alias two dots to move to parent directory. Put it into your .bashrc or .profile file.

alias lvim="vim -c \"normal '0\""
alias path='echo $PATH | tr ":" "\n"'
2009-03-12 17:07:58
User: voyeg3r
Functions: alias tr

change ":" in path for new line and associate word path to var $PATH

alias lh='ls -a | egrep "^\."'
alias vb='vim ~/.bashrc; source ~/.bashrc'
2009-03-02 21:01:49
User: haivu
Functions: alias col groff man

Place the line above in your ~/.bahsrc file. Now every time you issue the 'vb' command, you invoke the vim editor to edit it, then source it so the changes take effect immediately.


* This mechanism is not working well if your .bashrc contains commands that should not be sourced more than once.

* This trick also work for your csh or tclsh users: place the following line in your ~/.cshrc file:

alias vc 'vim ~/.cshrc; source ~/.cshrc

Thank you adzap for pointing out the missing quote

alias calc 'echo "scale=4;\!*"|bc -l'; alias xcalc 'echo "\!*"|bc -l'
2009-02-28 21:30:59
User: boomer_tn
Functions: alias

allows simple C shell access to the power of bc - never could figure out how to do the same thing with Bash - that's why I use tcsh most of the time.

alias trash="rm -fr ~/.local/share/Trash"
2009-02-27 01:55:30
Functions: alias

Force empties the user trash

alias wordpress='mkdir wordpress && cd wordpress && wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz && tar -xvzf latest.tar.gz && mv wordpress/* . && rm -rf latest.tar.gz wordpress && cp wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php'
a() { alias $1=cd\ $PWD; }
2009-02-21 01:53:01
Functions: alias

An easy way to create aliases for moving between many directories

alias mine='ps xco pid,command,%cpu,%mem,state'