Ubuntu: Is it possible to shorten a unix terminal command to a shorter one? [duplicate]



Question:

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Let's say I have this command:

/sbin/ifconfig|grep inet|head -1|sed 's/\:/ /'|awk '{print $3}'  

Is it possible to shorten this to let's say writing host in the command line?


Solution:1

Yes, you can create shell alias, which is exactly what you need:

$ alias mycmd="/sbin/ifconfig|grep inet|head -1|sed 's/\:/ /'|awk '{print $3}'"  

You probably want to have above alias permanent. To achieve this, add the above alias command to the ~/.bashrc file.


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