Seeing your up alias reminded me of a bash function I setup a while ago also called up. I use it to simulate doing cd .. n number of times. e.g. up 5 would go up 5 directory levels.

up ()
    local levels;
    local i;
    [[ -z "$1" ]] && levels=1 || levels="$1";
    for ((i=0; i<levels; i++))
        cd ../;

It’s probably the smallest, yet most convenient thing I’ve setup on my machines. Especially so if you work in languages with lots of nested subdirectories (like Java).

Jakob :lemmy:

i setup several aliases

alias ..='cd ..'
alias ...='cd ../../.'
alias ...='cd ../../../.'
alias ....='cd ../../../../.'

and so on…

Are you creating a copy of your commands in some /bin folder and renaming?

Probably just bash aliases:


alias in="apt install"
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