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Useful Bash Shell Aliases

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Working in command line can be very useful in your workflow. Using alias can make typing commands that much faster and easier. Aliases can run commands or groups of commands from a single word. This cuts down on your typing and having to remember each command.

These are some useful bash shell aliases that may come in handy.

Quick directory

Start Python server

Get IP address

Show open ports

Launch Xcode iPhone simulator

Git

Visualize git log

Pretty git log

Git soft reset

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Ryan Burgess is a Manager, UI Engineering at Netflix in San Francisco, California. Previously at Evernote. Listen to Ryan on the Front End Happy Hour podcast. He's also the creator of SensesLost.com, an online-based arts and culture magazine that focuses on graffiti and tattoo art.

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