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Creating an alias in terminal

David Carr

Tutorials Bash

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

    Aliases are really useful and simple to set up.

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