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Create Bash Aliases For Faster Terminal Commands In Linux

Jan 04, 2012, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"In Linux, a great deal can be accomplished via the Terminal, a powerful, text-based interface to a great number of programs and tools. Beyond simple things, such as package management (via apt-get, dpkg and other utilities), it can interface with ftp programs, be used to launch your other programs such as word processors and web browsers, and convert your music, documents and ebooks to different formats.

Of course, some of the commands used (such as the command to add a drop shadow to an image as described in this article), are quite long, and probably not very easy to remember. In the aforementioned article we showed how to add a command to a user's .bashrc file so it was easy to call up. In this article we'll show something similar: we'll create aliases for common, everyday commands that allow you to call them up with just a few keyboard strokes.

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