Creating an alias in terminal

David Carr

1 min read - 12th Feb, 2017

I often run local sites from a projects folder that is stored in a dropbox folder the full path is long, so instead of using the full path I create an alias in temrinal which is a shortcut to that path. This means instead of typing:

cd ~/"Dropbox (Personal)/projects

I can type:


To do this open your bash profile:

nano ~/.bash_profile

Then create the alias:

alias projects='cd ~/"Dropbox (Personal)/projects"'

Restart terminal then type your shortcut and press enter to be taken to the alisd location.

Aliases are really useful and simple to setup.

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