Alias a long terminal command in OSX
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I routinely use a long command in the terminal, and I'd like to alias it so that I can simply type 'my-command' to execute it.

Please provide clear instructions on how to set that up.


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For example if your command was

cd /Users/someone/path/to/somthing

you could type alias openfile='cd /Users/someone/path/to/somthing; ls' and from now on you can run the openfile command to list the files inside /Users/someone/path/to/something. You can also edit the .bash_profile file inside your home directory to add/remove aliases. To do that, you could follow this guide here.