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I learned about this last fall. I was working on a web application with a team for a software engineering class and was tired of opening up terminal and changing to the same directories so often.
This is when I discovered command line aliases, more specifically, bash shell aliases. These are one word shortcuts to regular terminal commands.
To create new a new alias, open your
./bashrc file and use the following syntax:
alias name=value alias name='command'
alias gith='cd ~/GitWorkspace/' alias jflap='java -jar ~/Documents/JFLAP.jar'
source ~/.bash_profile to execute the changes.
This page has more syntax examples, like how to add a command with arguments, as well as 30 handy aliases.