[PLUG] Terminal shortcuts

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Wed Jun 20 05:52:06 PDT 2018


On Tue, 19 Jun 2018, wes wrote:

> Since the utility you're calling is mkvmerge, I might be tempted to create
> an alias called "mm". That doesn't do anything on my system, but you might
> want to check yours first to make sure it's not taken. Such an alias would
> look like so:
>
> alias mm='mkvmerge -i'
>
> Thereafter, you can simply type mm <moviename>, and you're off to the
> races. Bash automagically passes along any arguments you supply to an alias.

   +1 for aliasing frequently used commands. I have several aliases in
~/.bashrc:

alias ls='ls --color=tty -F'
alias rm='rm -i'
alias ll='ls -la'

I've used them so long they're automatic.

Rich


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