How-to Make/Create Terminal/Command Line Alias Mac Linux

April 3rd, 2012 by Regaz
The Terminal Command Aliases are Very Useful to Register the Long, Repeated or Complicate Commands.

They are meant to Quick Executing Commands by simply Calling a synthetic Label or Name.

So every time you “call” the Alias Name on a Terminal window your action will Correspond to the Sequence of Commands Linked to the Label.

  • The User Aliases are Defined inside the ~/.bashrc, ~/.profile, ~/.bashrc, ~/.shrc, ~/.cshrc.
  • The System Aliases instead are Define into the /etc/bashrc, /etc/profile, /etc/bash.bashrc Files.

Generally the definition of an Alias can be Resumed with:


And it execution with:


will Correspond to execute:


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  1. $ alias htdocs="cd /opt/local/apache2/htdocs"

    So that executing in Terminal our custom “htdocs” command will Correspond to:

    $ cd /opt/local/apache2/htdocs
  2. 2)

    $ alias mate="/Users/daveall/bin/mate"

    So our defined command “mate” will be a shortcut than will bring to open the Textmate application.

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To Use an Alias Before Rebooting the Configuration File Need to be Reloaded…To Activate a Command Alias you Need to Load the Source File with:

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