Doug Wyatt
Fri Dec 31 13:28:00 GMT 1999


I'm going to make the perhaps rash assumption that you are
asking about aliases with respect to the Bash Shell

> Hi, 
> How do I create a file to store aliases?

A text editor such as vi (vim) or emacs will work fine.
If you don't already have it, vim for Cygwin can be found at:

> Where would it go? To etc in the root directory or in /usr?
> Can I import aliases from a text file?
> What the proper name for this file would be? 
> .alises or aliases?

The bash manual is an excellent place to learn about using bash.
If you don't already have it, it's widely available on the Web... try:

Look for references to /etc/profile, ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login,
~/.profile and ~/.bashrc.  You can 'import', or for that matter execute
any list of bash commands in the current shell with the '.' command.

> grg

Doug Wyatt

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