Code Hour: Aliases
Aliases on the command line are awesome! I divide groups of aliases into three basic types:
- git commands
- zsh commands
I like stealing setup files from someone who has put a lot more thought into these than I have:
A few tricks to aliases
- Aliases are half the time for reference, the first and most important alias to remember is the one to edit your aliases!
alias open-dot=’subl ~/.dotfiles’
- Terminal will not automatically pick up your alias updates, you can reload without restarting terminal by simply hitting the dotfile:
alias reload!=’. ~/.zshrc’
- Start your aliases with a common letter to indicate the type as to avoid frequent alias collision. For example, all my git commands start with ‘g’ (ga, gs, gc, etc.)
- Use aliases to jump around the file system quickly
- Use aliases in your aliases
- Chain aliases for super awesome wombo-combo commands
I’ll expand on functions and connecting aliases with other programs more later but my time is up!