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Alias Linux command on chromeOS

alias is a useful shell tool that enables you to create aliases or shortcuts for the Linux directories (including custom directories of your own) in your Chrome OS system.

a built-in command for creating aliases (shortcut) to a Linux command on a system. It is helpful for creating new/custom commands from existing Shell/Linux commands (including options):

$ alias home=’cd /home/’

$ alias start=’cd /home/itschromeos/jesse’


As exemplified above, the commands will create respective aliases of “Home” and “Start” for both “/home/itschromeos/public_html” and “cd /home/itschromeos/jesse”


Jesse Afolabi

Having been a technical writer for over 4 years, and co-founded in 2016, I took my passion to the next level with the founding of which so happens to revolve around my love for open-source technologies and Chrome OS. It's my hope to venture into new avenues in the tech universe and take you with me on that ride.


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