Commands tagged alias (71)

  • I didn't come up with this myself, but I always add this to my .bash_aliases file. It's essentially the same idea as running "sudo !!" except it's much easier to type. (You can't just alias "sudo !!", it doesn't really work for reasons I don't understand.) "fc" is a shell built-in for editing and re-running previous commands. The -l flag tells it to display the line rather than edit it, and the -n command tells it to omit the line number. -1 tells it to print the previous line. For more detail: help fc


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    alias please='sudo $(fc -ln -1)'
    suspenderguy · 2018-06-13 20:20:19 1
  • Normally executing 'set' returns a vast amount of information, including the source code of every function and variable within the environment - including those that are part of the shell. By using the -o posix argument, bash runs temporarily in POSIX mode for this command, which simplifies expressions and leaves out the shell's own functions and definitions - leaving a much smaller, more useful list. Show Sample Output


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    alias allvars=' ( set -o posix; set ) | less'
    incidentnormal · 2016-03-04 14:04:45 0
  • Most distributions alias cp to 'cp -i', which means when you attempt to copy into a directory that already contains the file, cp will prompt to overwrite. A great default to have, but when you mean to overwrite thousands of files, you don't want to sit there hitting [y] then [enter] thousands of times. Enter the backslash. It runs the command unaliased, so as in the example, cp will happily overwrite existing files much in the way mv works. Show Sample Output


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    tyzbit · 2015-01-15 18:31:50 0
  • This alias is useful if you need to use some text often. Executing the alias will copy the text into your clipboard and then remove it after X seconds. Show Sample Output


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    alias lp="echo -n \"some text to copy\" | pbcopy; sleep 120 && echo -n \"done\" | pbcopy &"
    wsams · 2014-10-05 19:43:49 0
  • # AllInOne: Update what packages are available, upgrade to new versions, remove unneeded packages # (some are no longer needed, replaced by the ones from ap upgrade), check for dependencies # and clean local cached packages (saved on disk but not installed?,some are needed? [this only cleans unneeded unlike ap clean]). # aliases (copy into ~/.bashrc file): alias a='alias' a ap='apt-get' a r='ap autoremove -y' a up='ap update' a u='up && ap upgrade -y --show-progress && r && ap check && ap autoclean' # && means "and run if the previous succeeded", you can change it to ; to "run even if previous failed". I'm not sure if ap check should be before or after ap upgrade -y, you can also change the alias names. # To expand aliases in bash use ctrl alt e or see this ow.ly/zBKHs # For more useful aliases go to ow.ly/zBMOx


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    apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade -y --show-progress && apt-get autoremove -y && apt-get check && apt-get autoclean -y
    unixmonkey78577 · 2014-07-26 12:18:57 0
  • Search, find and list aliases that match a regexp. # basic search example: alls c.* # loose search example: alls .*sudo.* # remember to double escape special characters; example: alls .*\\/.*


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    function alls() { alias -p | sed -n "/^alias $1/p" }
    busterc · 2014-05-15 17:22:21 0
  • This can be easier to look at in ls output. Not as clean as +%Y%m%dT%H%M%S, but quicker to write. Show Sample Output


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    alias t__s='date "+%FT%T"'
    UncleLouie · 2014-03-06 04:37:55 0
  • If a session with named the same as your username already exists, then attach to it, otherwise create it


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    alias ltmux="if tmux has-session -t $USER; then tmux attach -t $USER; else tmux new -s $USER; fi"
    bufferoverflow · 2013-12-10 14:46:28 0
  • Also detaches session if attached from somewhere else.


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    if tmux has; then tmux attach -d; else tmux new; fi
    Casey · 2013-02-15 14:29:15 0
  • This alias is super-handy for me because it quickly shows the details of each file in the current directory. The output is nice because it is sortable, allowing you to expand this basic example to do something amazing like showing you a list of the newest files, the largest files, files with bad perms, etc.. A recursive alias would be: alias LSR='find -mount -printf "%.5m %10M %#9u:%-9g %#5U:%-5G %TF_%TR %CF_%CR %AF_%AR %#15s [%Y] %p\n" 2>/dev/null' From: http://www.askapache.com/linux/bash_profile-functions-advanced-shell.html Show Sample Output


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    alias LS='find -mount -maxdepth 1 -printf "%.5m %10M %#9u:%-9g %#5U:%-5G %TF_%TR %CF_%CR %AF_%AR %#15s [%Y] %p\n" 2>/dev/null'
    AskApache · 2013-02-06 17:54:14 2
  • Is used like this: mkalias rmcache "rm -rfv app/cache/*"


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    mkalias () { echo "alias $1=\"$2\"" >> ~\.bash_aliases }
    xr09 · 2013-01-14 13:56:35 0

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    function map() { [ -n "$1" ] && alias $1="cd `pwd`" || alias | grep "'cd "; }
    b1067606 · 2013-01-11 13:32:26 0

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    tmux attach || tmux new
    dirkr · 2012-12-03 07:06:05 1
  • Add this line to your ~/.gitconfig for a git alias "git brd" (i.e., brd = (br)anch+(d)ate) which sorts branches by date. Allows you to pass in limited "git branch" options such as "-r" (remote) or "-a" (all). (Note: forum added "$" prefix to command; obviously in gitconfig there is no "$" prefix.) Show Sample Output


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    brd = "! f() { for k in $(git branch $@ | sed 's/^..//; s/ .*//'); do echo "$(git log -1 --pretty='%Cgreen%ci %Cblue(%cr)%Creset ' $k) $k" ; done | sort -r; }; f"
    michael_n_1138 · 2012-09-28 10:20:51 0

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    telnet v4address.com
    unixmonkey39007 · 2012-08-22 19:54:27 0
  • This command attempts to attach to existing irssi session, if one exists, otherwise creates one. I use "irc" because I use different irc clients depending on what system I am working on. Consistency is queen.


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    alias irc="screen -D -R -S chatclient irssi"
    expelledboy · 2012-08-12 13:24:43 0
  • Sometimes I would like to see hidden files, prefix with a period, but some files or folders I never want to see (and really wish I could just remove all together). Show Sample Output


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    alias ls='if [[ -f .hidden ]]; then while read l; do opts+=(--hide="$l"); done < .hidden; fi; ls --color=auto "${opts[@]}"'
    expelledboy · 2012-08-12 13:10:23 0
  • This was me just succumbing to the habits, but now I rarely use quit or vim directly, so beware! :)


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    alias ':q'='exit'; alias ':e'='vim';
    expelledboy · 2012-08-12 12:35:10 0
  • Change n directories up, without parameters change one up Show Sample Output


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    up () { if [ "${1/[^0-9]/}" == "$1" ]; then p=./; for i in $(seq 1 $1); do p=${p}../; done; cd $p; else echo 'usage: up N'; fi }
    unixmonkey34472 · 2012-04-19 08:16:34 2
  • Written for Mac OSX. When you are working in a project and want to open it on Github.com, just type "gh" and your default browser will open with the repo you are in. Works for submodules, and repo's that you don't own. You'll need to copy / paste this command into a gh.sh file, then create an alias in your bash or zsh profile to the gh.sh script. Detailed instructions here if you still need help: http://gist.github.com/1917716


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    git remote -v | grep fetch | sed 's/\(.*github.com\)[:|/]\(.*\).git (fetch)/\2/' | awk {'print "https://github.com/" $1'} | xargs open
    brockangelo · 2012-04-15 20:48:46 1
  • Alias a single character 'b' to move to parent directory. Put it into your .bashrc or .profile file. Using "cd .." is one of the most repetitive sequence of characters you'll in the command line. Bring it down to two keys 'b' and 'enter'. It stands for "back" Also useful to have multiple: alias b='cd ../' alias bb='cd ../../' alias bbb='cd ../../../' alias bbbb='cd ../../../../' Show Sample Output


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    alias b='cd ../'
    deshawnbw · 2012-04-01 06:04:45 1
  • Run the alias command, then issue ps aux | tail and resize your terminal window (putty/console/hyperterm/xterm/etc) then issue the same command and you'll understand. ${LINES:-`tput lines 2>/dev/null||echo -n 12`} Insructs the shell that if LINES is not set or null to use the output from `tput lines` ( ncurses based terminal access ) to get the number of lines in your terminal. But furthermore, in case that doesn't work either, it will default to using the default of 80. The default for TAIL is to output the last 10 lines, this alias changes the default to output the last x lines instead, where x is the number of lines currently displayed on your terminal - 7. The -7 is there so that the top line displayed is the command you ran that used TAIL, ie the prompt. Depending on whether your PS1 and/or PROMPT_COMMAND output more than 1 line (mine is 3) you will want to increase from -2. So with my prompt being the following, I need -7, or - 5 if I only want to display the commandline at the top. ( http://www.askapache.com/linux/bash-power-prompt.html ) 275MB/748MB [7995:7993 - 0:186] 06:26:49 Thu Apr 08 [askapache@n1-backbone5:/dev/pts/0 +1] ~ In most shells the LINES variable is created automatically at login and updated when the terminal is resized (28 linux, 23/20 others for SIGWINCH) to contain the number of vertical lines that can fit in your terminal window. Because the alias doesn't hard-code the current LINES but relys on the $LINES variable, this is a dynamic alias that will always work on a tty device. Show Sample Output


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    alias tail='tail -n $((${LINES:-`tput lines 2>/dev/null||echo -n 80`} - 7))'
    AskApache · 2012-03-22 02:44:11 2
  • If you want to carry on your aliases while using sudo, put this into a file which will be parsed when logging in. Show Sample Output


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    alias sudo='sudo '
    Testuser_01 · 2012-03-04 20:02:38 0
  • sort is way slow by default. This tells sort to use a buffer equal to half of the available free memory. It also will use multiple process for the sort equal to the number of cpus on your machine (if greater than 1). For me, it is magnitudes faster. If you put this in your bash_profile or startup file, it will be set correctly when bash is started. sort -S1 --parallel=2 <(echo) &>/dev/null && alias sortfast='sort -S$(($(sed '\''/MemF/!d;s/[^0-9]*//g'\'' /proc/meminfo)/2048)) $([ `nproc` -gt 1 ]&&echo -n --parallel=`nproc`)' Alternative echo|sort -S10M --parallel=2 &>/dev/null && alias sortfast="command sort -S$(($(sed '/MemT/!d;s/[^0-9]*//g' /proc/meminfo)/1024-200)) --parallel=$(($(command grep -c ^proc /proc/cpuinfo)*2))" Show Sample Output


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    alias sortfast='sort -S$(($(sed '\''/MemF/!d;s/[^0-9]*//g'\'' /proc/meminfo)/2048)) $([ `nproc` -gt 1 ]&&echo -n --parallel=`nproc`)'
    AskApache · 2012-02-28 01:34:58 3
  • Returns the most recently modified file in the current (or specified) directory. You can also get the oldest file, via: ls -t1 $* | tail-1 ;


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    ls -t1 $* | head -1 ;
    darkhorse9933 · 2012-02-10 22:13:24 0
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