FAQ: Environment - Aliases II

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I cannot figure out the second step or #2 or this exercise, it keeps telling me did I create both aliases. I tried to do everything correctly yet I can’t seem to get it correct.

I am first getting into nano ~/.bash_profile, it lets me in, but once I do that #2 gets angry and gives me a red X.
I then try to create the alias like so: alias hy=“history” hit enter, then alias ll=“ls-la” hit enter again, then Ctrl-O to save, hit enter, then Cntrl-X to exit. then enter again.

I’m not sure why I can’t get #2 step correct, the first #1 part I did get correct so am I already in nano and don’t have to type nano ~/.bash_profile in step #2?

Anything can help, thanks, Emily

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ll= “ls -la” then Ctrl-O to save, hit enter and then Ctrl-x to exit

make sure you have a space bewteen ls and -la, such that it is “ls -la” NOT “ls-la”

I’m facing the same issue. But Ctrl-x keeps getting stuck to the point it stops working for me and so Ctrl-Z. Eventually, after going back and forth I was able to exit. I reported it as a bug, dunno.