by Sergey Potapov (aka Blake)
In some cases
alias UNIX tool can not satisfy us. For example how would make
gem install use
--no-ri options by default? That is why I create Alis. Alis is more flexible tool to create aliases.
Install alis ruby gem:
gem install alis
And then do:
To get help run
You can create, remove and list aliases with appropriate commands.
gem install use
--no-ri options just do:
alis set --alias 'gem install' --tail '--no-rdoc --no-ri'
To list you aliases do:
And the output must be something like this:
ALIAS EXECUTE TAIL gem install gem install --no-ri --no-rdoc
ALIAS is what you type (alias name) to execute command.
EXECUTE is what will be really executed. (if it's not specified it is the same as ALIAS)
TAIL is additional options or arguments which will be added to tail of command you typed.
This means when you run
gem install gem_name next time really will be executed
gem install gem_name --no-rdoc --no-ri
How does it work?
When you run
alis install it creates $HOME/.alis directory and modifies your .bashrc file to include $HOME/.alis/bin to PATH variable.
When you create a new alias Alis creates executable file in $HOME/.alis/bin which handles aliases and runs original command.
To locate original command you can use
which gem /home/john_doe/.alis/bin/gem alis which gem /usr/bin/gem
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