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Tim Harrison

Infrastructure Team Lead

Setting up command shortcuts (Aliases) in Ubuntu

This is handy if you have a repetitive task that requires entering the same command over and over. Rather than typing out the whole command to restart apache each time a change was made you can simply complete the below.

Gracefully restart Apache:

apachectl -k graceful

To save having to type this in each time you wish to do this you can simply run the following command:

alias agrace="apachectl -k graceful"

This will create an ‘alias’ system shortcut for your server, so the next time you type ‘agrace’ your system will know to run the full command ‘apachectl -k graceful’