How to add a alias permanently in Linux

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 10 sec read >

Edit /etc/bashrc using

vim /etc/bashrc

add your alias to the file, for example if ll should be the alias for ls -l then add

alias ll="ls -l"

to /etc/bashrc and save the file.


For changes to take immediate effect execute the following command:

. ~/.bashrc

Last Updated On April 07, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
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