Easily create new CLI aliases with `new-alias`

I love stuff like this:

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It’s a handy little alias to create aliases for commands you just ran … an “alias-generating alias”; my inner geek rejoices 🙂

Here’s the code (add it to your .bash_profile):

new-alias() {
  local last_command=$(echo `history |tail -n2 |head -n1` | sed 's/[0-9]* //')
  echo alias $1="'""$last_command""'" >> ~/.bash_profile
  . ~/.bash_profile
}

Usage: new-alias name-for-the-alias

An alias for new aliases →

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a Freelance Web Developer from Belgium. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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