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How to make an alias in MacOS

As mentioned in the previous post, I am experimenting with my Macbook Pro mid 2012. One of the things that was handy in the Pop!_OS terminal was the command ll to list out the contents of a directive.

It is nothing but an alias of ls -l in short. I wanted to make this alias in the Macbook as well. With the below steps one can easily make an alias in Macbook as we do in linux by editing .bashrc files.

Edit the ~/.bash_profile

$ vim ~/.bash_profile

Add your required alias commands

$ alias ll="ls -l"

Restart your terminal session

Once you have added your respective alias in place, just restart your terminal session. Vola! \O/

Just like in linux, this alias will be available in future sessions as well since it is part of the profile configurations.