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Computer Fun Part 1: Aliases

lazar profile image Lazar ・1 min read

So yesterday I was reading this article where this guy was doing stuff with the Arch Linux package manager. I guess as a joke the guy did this:

yay opera browser

Then to uninstall it he went

eww opera-bin

Well that really got me thinking. What other crazy stuff can you alias?

Sudo

This one is on that people do all the time. A few good ones I have done is:

please (a really popular one)

your_majesty

kittypower (made this one up)

flowerpower

all_hail

just_do_it

Now you really don't want the alias to be too long, but doing this can make using the command line really fun.

The Package manager

I don't see this one done as much as sudo. But I can say when you alias both sudo and your package manager you can end up with stuff like:

kittypower catnip install []

(I am a cat lover)

A few good ones I know are:

icanhav

gimme

iwant

furball 

You can also alias a full command like:

goodnight_sweet_prince = 'sudo shutdown -h now'

pewpewpew = 'kill' or 'sudo pacman -R'

your_fired = 'exit'

kthxbye = 'exit'

Drop your favorite aliases in the comments! And remember to have fun!

Posted on Oct 16 '19 by:

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im gonna go crAazy with this lmao, i currently have a dotfile ~/.bash_aliases for shortcuts and small utilities but its about 2 be so polluted when its filled with silly shit