Create an Alias

Posted on 2004-08-22
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I am trying to create an alias so that I can type "gm" and send a message to my boss. I generally type the command mail -s "Good Morning Brent!". What should I do to create this alias. Please explain it step by step so it is easy for me to understand. I tried to find answers but i was unsuccessfull.
Question by:aahlawat
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alias gm       'mail -s "Good Morning Brent!" boss@somewhere'

man alias
to learn more details

you might have to use mailx instead of mail:

alias gm       'mailx -s "Good Morning Brent!" boss@somewhere'
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Tintin earned 1500 total points
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The alias syntax varies slightly on what your default shell is.  If you use csh, then use the syntax yuhz gave, otherwise do

alias gm='mail -s "Good Morning Brent!" boss@somewhere'


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