as the shorthand name, or alias, for command
. If command
is omitted, print the alias for name
; if name
is also omitted, print all aliases. Aliases can be defined on the command line, but they are more often stored in .cshrc
so that they take effect after login. (See the section "Example .cshrc File" earlier in this chapter.) Alias definitions can reference command-line arguments, much like the history list. Use
Set the size for xterm windows under the X Window System:
alias R 'set noglob; eval `resize`; unset noglob'
Show aliases that contain the string ls :
alias | grep ls
Run nroff on all command-line arguments:
alias ms 'nroff -ms \!*'
Copy the file that is named as the first argument:
alias back 'cp \!^ \!^.old'
Use the regular ls , not its alias: