Make alias pemanent fast

PERMA () { echo "$@" >> ~/.bashrc; }
Simple function to permanently add an alias to your profile. Tested on bash and Ksh, bash version above. Here is the ksh version: PERMA () { print "$@" >> ~/.profile; } Sample usage: PERMA alias la='ls -a'

By: zlemini
2009-09-28 16:03:24

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What Others Think

Many Linux distros' ~/.bashrc files are configured to look for ~/.bash_aliases. to check yours, run: grep aliases .bashrc If you see something like this: if [ -f ~/.bash_aliases ]; then . ~/.bash_aliases Then all you need to do to save aliases is: alias > ~/.bash_aliases
unixmonkey3987 · 455 weeks and 5 days ago
alias >> ~/.bash_aliases So as to keep any existing aliases.
DaveQB · 455 weeks and 4 days ago

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