Let's say you are always connecting to a remote computer via ssh, with some different parameters than the defaults. Lets say you usually run the code:
|$ ssh -v [user]@[ip or hostname] -p 2222|
To save some time, you can also configure a "shortcut", or a alias, that when you type on the terminal window will call for the command above. Something like:
The process is very simple. All you have to do is edit a file on your /home/user folder called ".bashrc". You can even add more options and edit some commands. For example, let's say you want Ubuntu to confirm that you want to delete a file every time you use "rm" on a terminal window (I did because I'm a noob, we make a lot of mistakes!). All you have to do is add the line:
|alias rm='rm -i'|
The "-i" sign means "interactive". Ubuntu will ask you to confirm that you really want the delete the file. Type "man rm" on a terminal window for more info.
So here's what you should add to your .bashrc to achieve the modifications above:
|alias rm='rm -i'|
alias connecthome='$ ssh -v [user]@[ip or hostname] -p 2222'
First make sure you backup your .bashrc and them edit the main one:
|$ sudo cp .bashrc .bashrc.bak|
$ sudo nano .bashrc
Press Ctrl+x to save, and "y" to confirm overwrite. The change will only take effect after you login again. But you can always check on the another tty. Type Ctrl+Alt+F1, login with you username and password and try it out. To go back to X just type Ctrl+Alt+F7.
Here's what a copy of my .bashrc looks like:
alias cp='cp -v -i'
alias rm='rm -i'
alias mv='mv -i'
alias utar='tar -xvf'
alias utarz='tar -xzvf'
alias tarz='tar -czvf'
# Software Management
alias aptl='sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install'
alias update='sudo apt-get update'
alias upgrade='sudo apt-get upgrade'
alias inst='sudo apt-get install'
alias apts='sudo apt-cache search'