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Shorthand to install package in Ubuntu

Terminal - Shorthand to install package in Ubuntu
alias install='sudo apt-get install'
2011-10-27 19:53:01
User: haivu
Functions: alias
Shorthand to install package in Ubuntu

I put this line in my ~/.bashrc file (which I source via ~/.bash_profile). Now, when I need to install a package, I typed *install* instead of the longer version.


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saves 13 keystrokes! heh heh gotta love it.

Comment by linuxrawkstar 235 weeks and 3 days ago


Comment by kev 235 weeks and 3 days ago

Not a good idea. it may (actually, very likely *will*) clash with the coreutils `install` command.

A better alias (imho):

alias ainstall="sudo aptitude install"
Comment by unixmonkey26727 235 weeks and 2 days ago

I did this a long while ago, and lamented that I couldn't use "install" safely as an alias. I opted for "getapp" instead. A rule of thumb is to type "apropos 'alias'" before using an alias, to see where or how it might be used in your system.

Comment by rockhazard 235 weeks and 2 days ago

I've seen people alias this to "a-i", and use similar aliases for "a-u" (apt-get update) or "a-r" (apt-get remove)

Comment by Rhonda 235 weeks and 2 days ago

I agree to those who comment, perhaps, 'install' is not a good alias, getapp or something else is a better candidate.

Comment by haivu 235 weeks and 2 days ago

Like others said: bad idea. running 'make' will be a problem.

Comment by treebeard 235 weeks and 1 day ago

I think it's a bad idea in general to include sudo in an alias.

Comment by tamouse 235 weeks ago

Considered harmful.. overrides the "install" command (if you do any builds from source, this will bite you) and includes sudo to boot.

If you really don't care, try:

alias sag='sudo apt-get install'
Comment by Karunamon 234 weeks and 2 days ago

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