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How to make permanent Alias in Linux?

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How to make permanent Alias in Linux?
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by:Kerem ERSOY
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Hi,

Just add your alias commands in .bashrc file and they will be permanent and every time you log-on you'll get them back. But be careful I say .bashrc not .bash_rc ;-)

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Once you edit .bashrc you'll see the default aliases and a comment that reads " # user specific aliases and functions"

Cheers,
K
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by:omarfarid
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add it to /etc/profile if you want it for all users or to .profile in user home dir
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i think the right file for bash should be ~/.bash_profile.
/etc/profile is global for all users.
it will ~/.bash_profile if it exists
the syntax is :
alias l='ls -l'
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