Life is short, bash commands should be too
July 2021 • 1 min read
As a person that likes to maximise my output and minimise the input required, I don’t like having to type and re-type all my bash commands repeatedly during the day. Thankfully, I can create aliases on my machine that shorten them.
These are my favourite:
I especially like the functions because I can shorten long commands that have variable input. e.g. to start an ssm session, I just have to type:
run_ssm <instance-id> <region>
My second favourite thing is being able to combine two shortened commands. e.g.
# old - git push origin chore/do-some-amazing-thing-with-code
How to use (OS X)
- Paste any of the commands in and save it
Update the shell session with the new content
I will add more commands to the gist as the need for them comes along. Feel free to add your favourites to the gist too!