Linux alias command example 2017-02-13 07:22

alias can help you make long command as a shortcut. For example, you have to type mysql -h host_address -u user_name -p when you need access mysql remotely. alias can make this efficiently. Create a shortcut for remote accessing by using the command below. Next time when you want to access database just type mysql-remote.

> alias mysql-remote='mysql -h host_address -u user_name -p'

Using alias without any parameter can list all shortcut commands. One of the most famous shortcut commands is ll. It is the shortcut of ls -l.

> alias
alias cp='cp -i'
alias l.='ls -d .* --color=auto'
alias ll='ls -l --color=auto'
alias ls='ls --color=auto'
alias mv='mv -i'
alias rm='rm -i'
alias which='alias | /usr/bin/which --tty-only --read-alias --show-dot --show-tilde'