endaliasent - Linux


endaliasent is a powerful command-line tool for managing and manipulating alias entries in Linux. It allows users to create, modify, list, and delete aliases, providing an efficient way to customize their shell environment and streamline commands.


endaliasent [options] [alias [value]]


  • -a, –add: Add a new alias entry.
  • -d, –delete: Delete an existing alias entry.
  • -l, –list: List all existing alias entries.
  • -m, –modify: Modify an existing alias entry.
  • -p, –prefix: Specify a prefix to prepend to alias names.
  • -r, –remove-prefix: Remove a prefix from alias names.
  • -t, –type: Specify the type of alias (e.g., shell, function).
  • -h, –help: Display help information.


Create an alias:

endaliasent -a myalias ls -l

Modify an alias:

endaliasent -m myalias ls -la

Delete an alias:

endaliasent -d myalias

List all aliases:

endaliasent -l

Common Issues

  • Alias already exists: If you try to create an alias that already exists, you will get an error message. Use the -m option to modify the existing alias instead.
  • Invalid alias name: Alias names must start with a letter and can contain letters, numbers, and underscores. Avoid using special characters or spaces.


Combine with other commands:

echo "alias myalias=ls -l" | endaliasent -a

Use in scripts:

endaliasent -a myalias 'find . -name "*.txt" -exec cat {} \;'

Related Commands

  • alias: Create and manage aliases interactively.
  • unalias: Remove an alias entry.
  • type: Display the type of a command or alias.