That is, you need an equal sign (no spaces) between the name and the
A good guideline is to use single quotes (
') around the
definition unless you're doing something specialized
and you understand how
works in aliases.
You also can't put arguments inside an alias as the C shell'sdoes. To do that, use a .
Korn shell aliasing is "overloaded" with a few other functions - like keeping track of the locations of executables. However, this shouldn't prevent you from defining your own aliases as you need them.