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Unix/OS X aliases I use frequently

This is a list of aliases I like to use on either Mac OS X and/or Linux.

add them in ~/.bash_profile to use over reboots.

  • set ls -all to la alias la='ls -all'
  • Built in Raspberry pi temperature check alias checktemp='/opt/vc/bin/vcgencmd measure_temp'
  • Check your external IP through alias ip='curl'
  • Check your external IP details through alias iplookup='echo $(curl -s$(curl -s'
  • Directly go to my dropbox folder on OS X alias dropbox='cd /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Dropbox/'