Customise Red Hat Linux

Changing Key User Files

Startup Files
How to Run User Commands & Programs at Startup (in Bash)
Creating Aliases
Command Shortcuts

The sytem wide aliases are in /etc/bashrc
The user specific aliases are in @HOME/.bashrc

The files are self explanitory. To create a lsl command which is equivilent to ls -aFl|less, add

lsl='ls -aFl|less'

Now you can run lsl instead of ls -aFl | less

original document created by Pete Nesbitt, March 2000