llalias for the
ls -lcommand on Unix. However, Windows doesn't have an equivalent. Or does it?
I have found that you can set up Windows batch files to work just like aliases in Unix. For example, let's say I want to set up aliases for
ll(which my brain is always trying use anyway). With a text editor create files that look like this:
@dir /w %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6
@dir %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6
The "@" symbol prevents the command from being echoed to the console making the batch file act just like a normal command. The "%" numbers are command line parameters passed to your command. This allows you to type
ls C:\and still have the command work.
To use the files, they must be placed somewhere in the path. Either a directory you have added to the path or the
C:\windows\system32directory. Once you have done this you should be able use the commands to your hearts content. Here are some examples I typically setup for all my Windows machines.
c.bat - CD to the root of the C Drive
home.bat - CD to the current users home directory
Simple command files like these can save you a lot of time when you work with the command prompt a lot.