shorten "exit" !?

Robert Sweetnam robert at
Wed Mar 12 12:30:00 UTC 2008

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Sent: 12 March 2008 12:16
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Subject: shorten "exit" !?

Hi Linux / Ubuntu experts & users
How and where can I add a short version of "exit" ?

I am used to short versions of 
x for exit and 
q for quit or 
sd for shutdown or 
sb for setboot !!!

Your advise and hints are very appreciated. ;-)
Cheers, svobi


Hi, You need to edit your .bashrc file which is under your home

If you scroll down, you will see a line like the following:

# some more ls aliases

After the examples below this line add your own entries. For example to
use sd for shutdown you would add:

Alias sd='shutdown -now'

You need to logout and back in again for the changes to take effect.

Hope this helps

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