If – like me – you do a lot of “tinkering” with your Gentoo installation, you’ll invariably end up typing a lot of commands over and over again.
Aliases save you from having to remember/repeatedly type in these commands. Aliases, in case you are new to them, are command line shortcuts. As such, they can save you a fair bit of time when working in the terminal.
To set up an alias, you use the
There are a couple of Gentoo specific aliases that I have set up:
unstablemerge—a shortcut to
retrymerge—saves typing in
Got any more? Leave ‘em in the comments!