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Create aliases for commands on Unix

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This tutorial will show how to create aliases for commands on Unix based systems, so you can run any set of commands with a simple shortcut.

An alias is a shortcut for a different and sometimes more complicated command, which is integrated to your bash so you can run them from any path with the help from auto-completion. for example, on Linux Mint, we have the following aliases defined by default:

alias ll='ls -alF'
alias la='ls -A'
alias l='ls -CF'

This means that running la in your shell will be the same as running ls -A

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