Tutorials, Bash

I often run local sites from a projects folder that is stored in a dropbox folder the full path is long, so instead of using the full path I create an alias in temrinal which is a shortcut to that path. This means instead of typing:

cd ~/"Dropbox (Personal)/projects

I can type:

projects

To do this open your bash profile:

nano ~/.bash_profile

Then create the alias:

#alias
alias projects='cd ~/"Dropbox (Personal)/projects"'

Restart terminal then type your shortcut and press enter to be taken to the alisd location.

Aliases are really useful and simple to setup.