va - alias for editing aliases

alias va='vi ~/.aliases; source ~/.aliases && echo "aliases sourced"'
When setting up a new aliases file, or having creating a new file.. About every time after editing an aliases file, I source it. This alias makes editing alias a bit easier and they are useful right away. Note if the source failed, it will not echo "aliases sourced". Sub in vi for your favorite editor, or alter for ksh, sh, etc.

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By: greggster
2011-03-10 06:41:37

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What Others Think

Something similar to vipw or visudo, I suppose?
xakon · 376 weeks and 3 days ago

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