__/ [ Dave Uhring ] on Tuesday 14 March 2006 20:10 \__
> On Tue, 14 Mar 2006 12:01:55 -0800, Rita wrote:
>>> alias nfiles='find . -type f | wc -l'
>>> I asked a similar question before:
>> How i should use it?when I am writing this command it is not giving any
> You have to actually execute the command.
> [~]$ alias nfiles='find . -type f | wc -l'
> [~]$ nfiles
Yes, it sets up an _alias_ so that you needn't ever remember that command. If
you append this command to your ~/.bashrc file (a file named ".bashrc" in
your home directory) this alias will become active automatically, whenever
you open a terminal (shell) session/window. Then, you need only enter
'nfiles' and forget about the underlying alias which was set up "once upon a
Hope it helps,
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