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 How to define aliases on startup

I'm new to linux.  I was just wondering how you're supposed to define
aliases on startup.  what I want to do is alias ls='ls --color' and have
that executed on startup.

thanks



 Tue, 01 Feb 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 How to define aliases on startup

It shows that you are new to Unix.  By saying "startup" you are
definitely displaying a DOS mentality.  It's not useful to define
aliases at startup - you need to define them at login.

Put them in your ~/.profile or other login script.  For details see
the man page for your shell.

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 Wed, 02 Feb 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 How to define aliases on startup

No you don't want it to be executed at start up. You want alias to be defined
when starting a shell. When the shell starts it reads some files and runs the
commands in them, but the files will be different named depending on which
shell you're using, furthermore it differs a bit if it is a login shell or
a non-login shell (for example if you open a shell terminal in X). For details
type 'man $0' ($0 will expand to the shell you're currently using). For a
temporarily solution to your specific idea you can edit the .cshrc or .bashrc
file in your home directory or the /etc/login.cshrc or /etc/bashrc (depending
on which shell you're using) which is actually a better solution since it
affects all accounts (you should _not_ use root in your all day work - since
that gives you the possibility to really{*filter*}things up)

/Lars



 Thu, 03 Feb 2000 03:00:00 GMT   
 
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